An alleged drunk driver struck two people standing next to a disabled minivan
on the shoulder of Interstate 75 in the Naples area. According to the
Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred early in the morning on
Sunday, August 30.
One Injured, One Killed
According to troopers, a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old female motorist
crashed into the two people and the minivan near mile marker 98. A 50-year-old
man died at the scene. Emergency personnel airlifted a 52-year-old female
to Lee Memorial Hospital where medical staff report that she is in critical
Authorities subsequently arrested the driver that allegedly struck the
two individuals. She now faces DUI manslaughter charges. She appeared
in court with her attorney on Monday, August 31.
Previous DUI Conviction
WINK News reports that she was also arrested in Orlando for DUI last February. A
judge sentenced her to probation, and she concluded serving the sentence in April.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, state
law allows those killed or injured due to negligent conduct to seek compensation
for a variety of losses, like medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and
lost wages. Impaired driving often constitutes evidence of negligence.
The parties settle many such cases without a trial.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible
to speak with a
Martin County personal injury lawyer about the incident. Our firm offers an initial consultation at no cost
to you. To learn more about our legal services, please