SUV Hits And Kills Landscaper In Lehigh Acres

A landscaper is dead after he was struck by an SUV on SR 82 near Bell Boulevard in Lehigh Acres Saturday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the worker that was hit is an employee for a landscaping company and was assisting with laying down sod in the construction zone.

Troopers said that a 37-year-old Cape Coral man was driving the SUV east in the inside lane of SR 82, east of Bell Boulevard. The landscaper was standing along the dashed lane divider between the outside and inside lane of eastbound SR 82.

FHP said the outside lane of eastbound SR 82 was closed off by construction barrels because it was an active construction zone.

The eastbound lanes of SR 82 were blocked off in the area, according to troopers. FHP is still investigating the crash.

Comment from Anidjar and Levine:

Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “A landscaper was killed in this unfortunate accident that happened on SR 82 near Bell Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead man. Injuries and deaths sustained in an accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.

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