Victim of Fatal Florida Car Accident in Lee County Not Wearing Seatbelt

by Carmen Dellutri on June 7, 2011

Fort Myers car accident attorneyAs reported by local media, a Fort Myers woman is dead following a May 15 car accident on Interstate 75. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the left rear tire of a Chevy Tracker suffered a tread separation near mile marker 119. The driver lost control and the vehicle veered off the roadway into the grass median, overturning several times.

The female passenger was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries.

Do you always wear your seatbelt and require your passengers to do the same? If not, you may not only be breaking the law, but also putting your life at risk.

While it is not clear if the accident victim would have survived if she was wearing a seatbelt, you are much more likely to be killed in a Florida car accident if you are not wearing one.

As a reminder, here is a quick summary of Florida’s seat belt laws:

  • Seat belt laws apply to all cars, pickup trucks, and vans operated on Florida roads.
  • All passengers in the front seat must wear a seat belt.
  • All passengers under 18 must wear a seat belt.

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 Florida motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

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

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