12-year-old boy dies in a pedestrian accident in Lee County

Last updated Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

12-year-old boy dies in a pedestrian accident in Lee County

The Florida Highway Patrol announced that the 12-year-old Lehigh Acres boy, who suffered life-threatening injuries in a pedestrian accident in Lee County Friday, March 16, has tragically passed away.

The fatal crash occurred just before 10 PM when a westbound SUV on Lee Boulevard near Joan Avenue North failed to see the boy trying to cross. It crashed right into him, seriously injuring the boy. He was rushed to a hospital but lost his battle after two days. 

He is identified as Lucas Roulston by his aunt. She also created a GoFundMe page to cover his funeral costs. She also revealed Lucas, non-verbal and autistic, had strayed from his home and ended up dead. 

The SUV driver, a Fort Myers woman of 22, and her two passengers, 15 and 2, suffered no injuries. 

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young boy.

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Terribly tragic pedestrian accident in Lee County

At least 11 people have died on Lee County’s roads thus far in 2023. The fact that this tragic accident killed such a young autistic child breaks our hearts.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrians have reportedly been injured or killed in 13% of vehicle-related fatalities. GHSA’s new data analysis finds that pedestrians continue to be in danger, with 3,434 pedestrians killed in the first six months of 2022, up 5% from the year before.

No matter how cautious pedestrians are, their lives are constantly at risk from reckless and unpredictable drivers. The risk of pedestrians getting hit by a speeding or distracted driver is disproportionately high in high-foot traffic areas and expressways.

The death of a loved one is a traumatic event that can change your life forever. The family’s sorrow intensifies after the accident turns out to have been caused by a negligent driver. After a loss, it’s crucial to act quickly, no matter how heartbroken you are. 

A Florida wrongful death lawyer can help surviving family members get justice and compensation. Rebein Law’s experienced team of pedestrian death attorneys in Tampa is committed to securing the money you deserve.

Get in touch with Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss your situation.

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