Law enforcement authorities reported that a wrong-way collision on Alligator Alley claimed the lives of two people. According to reports, the accident occurred around 3:25 a.m. on Nov. 7 along I-75.
Authorities reported that a 26-year-old Estero woman was driving a sedan westbound in the eastbound lane. She allegedly crashed head-on into another sedan being driven by a 32-year-old Tampa man.
The accident killed both drivers, and a 31-year-old passenger in the man's car received serious injuries in the collision and was flown by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment. The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that the wrong-way driver had a history of traffic offenses, including DUI and driving with a suspended license. The results of toxicology tests for both drivers were pending at the time of the report. The road was closed for several hours while law enforcement continued to investigate the accident.
When people are killed in a car accident due to a driver's reckless or negligent actions, their surviving family members may be able to recover damages for all the losses they suffered as a result by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. When the at-fault driver is also killed in the collision, people may be able to recover damages from the driver's estate or insurance company. Families of those killed may benefit by consulting with a personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to identify all potential defendants and claims in order to help families recover damages.
Source: NBC 2, "Two dead in wrong-way driver crash on Alligator Alley", Christy Andrews and Laura Roberts, November 07, 2014