The News Press reports one fatality and three serious injuries occurred due to a rollover crash. The person responsible for the accident was a man driving without a license on I-75 in Fort Meyers.
The vehicle involved in the crash was an SUV that was carrying six people. At around 6:30 p.m., the driver of the SUV deviated off of the interstate for some reason and rolled over several times. Two southbound lanes of I-75 were blocked off as law enforcement investigated the cause of the accident.
The men in the vehicle were on their way to work. One passenger died at the scene, three others suffered serious injuries, and the other two sustained minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol report that the driver of the car was being charged with driving without a license along with charges related to the injuries and deaths. Under careful investigation, authorities discovered that he had an outstanding warrant in another country for a DUI and put him in custody.
Even when performing an act of kindness, like driving your coworkers to work, you are also responsible for their well-being. If you crash, and it’s your fault, your passengers have the right to sue you to cover the costs of any damages incurred to them from the accident.
If you are injured as the passenger in a vehicle, speak with a personal injury attorney. You may be eligible for compensation, and you’ll have someone on your side who can negotiate with insurance companies for your rights.