3 people seriously injured after van rear-ends car on I-75 in Fort Myers

Published: October 31, 2022 7:15 AM EDT
A van that contained three adults and eight children at the time of a crash on northbound I-75 in Fort Myers, Sunday, October 30, 2022. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol

On Sunday evening, three adults were seriously injured and three children received minor injuries after a van rear-ended a car on I-75 in Fort Myers.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a car driven by a 62-year-old man from Panama City stopped on the outside lane of northbound I-75, south of SR-82, around 5:45 p.m. A van driven by a 59-year-old woman from Lehigh Acres, with two adults and eight children as her passengers, was traveling north in the outside lane of I-75, approaching the car.
The woman swerved the van left in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a collision.

A car that was involved in a crash with a van on northbound I-75 in Fort Myers, Sunday, October 30, 2022. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol

The van rear-ended the car, which rotated and came to rest on the east grass shoulder. The van rotated and came to rest on the travel lanes. Both drivers and one of the adult van passengers, a 28-year-old woman from Fort Myers, received serious injuries. Three of the children in the van were transported to Gulf Coast Medical Center with minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.