Lakeland, FL (May 1, 2020) – Authorities with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a fatal accident in Lakeland.
Police confirmed that the driver of a blue Honda Civic was headed west on Ewell Road with three passengers. One of the passengers was identified as a 22-year-old man from Bartow.
The 22-year-old driver was driving along when he noticed a piece of metal lying in the roadway and swerved to the left. His vehicle slid into a grassy area and went through a wire fence. The Civic tumbled and turned over.
None of the people inside the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. Deputies confirmed that they were ejected from the vehicle, including the 22-year-old male passenger. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Approximately 2,900 people lose their lives in fatal collisions on Florida roadways every year. These accidents commonly occur due to reasons like driver distractions, speeding, intoxication, and many other aspects. Family members might wonder what options they have after a collision that took place due to a negligent party. It is crucial that families seek the help of a wrongful death attorney.
At Catania & Catania, our personal injury attorneys have committed ourselves to helping victims who have suffered devastating losses due to an accident. When a loved one is suddenly taken from you, you might be left wondering how you can grieve while compensating for financial aspects. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Florida at (813) 544-7096 for more information on how we can assist you.
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