Two people were killed and six injured in two separate crashes in Collier County over the weekend. A Naples woman was killed Sunday and a man was killed in a Friday night crash that also injured six people.
On Sunday afternoon, Sandra M. Maddux, 54, of Naples, was driving south on Lakewood in the left-turn lane when Kiereek L. Seymour Jr., 24, who was driving a 2004 Jaguar, drove in front of her, striking the left front corner of her Grand Cherokee, causing both vehicles to spin, news-press.com reported. Maddux was taken to Health Park Hospital, where she died. Seymour sustained minor injuries.
Just as the weekend was getting started on Friday night, another crash led to the death of one man and injured six others.
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say 74-year-old Medardo Antonio Garcia died at the scene of a head-on crash on State Road 82 and Corkscrew Road. A third car was unable to avoid the crash. Read more.
Two fatal crashes in three days in Collier County are a reminder of how dangerous our roads are throughout Southwest Florida and the nation. There are more than 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries yearly due to vehicle crashes off public highways, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read more crash statistics and get some tips for how to be a safer driver, by visiting the NHTSA site.
At Bernardo Injury Law, we have helped many victims involved in crashes or their family members. We know how devastating this can be to a family. If you need some advice, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or toll free at 888-428-8943, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at injuryinfo.org.