Fort Myers Accident Lawyers: Are Southwest Florida Roadways Getting Safer?

by Carmen Dellutri on January 15, 2013

Naples personal injury attorneyIn encouraging news, crash statistics suggest that Southwest Florida’s roadways are getting safer. In 2012, Florida Highway Patrol responded to fewer accidents in both Lee and Collier Counties.

According to, FHP responded to 1,929 accidents in Lee County as of Dec. 28, down about 20 percent from the year before. The number of fatal crashes (32) was also down slightly, compared with 41 in 2011. Collier County also saw a decrease in crashes with 794, which was a reduction of about 9 percent. Of those, 26 involved a fatality, compared with 32 the year before.

Fort Myers motor vehicle accidents were also down. Officers responded to 3,878 crashes in 2012, compared with 3,996 the year before. However, similar declines were not observed with motorcycle, pedestrian and bicycle accidents. All of these categories saw increases over 2011 figures.

The accident statistics for Southwest Florida largely track the trends observed statewide. As we discussed last week, fatalities on Florida’s roadways decreased in 2011 by nearly two percent, according to a recent report by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. However, as in Fort Myers, fatalities related to motorcycle and bicycle accidents increased.

For more on preventing a Florida bicycle accident, we invite you to check back tomorrow.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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