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One Man Killed in South Gulf Cove Single Vehicle Accident

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

One man was killed in a single-vehicle accident that happened early Friday morning in South Gulf Cove.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The Herald-Tribune is reporting that one man was killed in a single vehicle accident that happened early Friday morning in the South Gulf Cove area, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident reportedly happened at about 1:30 a.m., when 32-year-old Donald Paulsen, of Englewood was driving his 1999 Ford F350 pickup truck heading east on Ingraham Boulevard, approaching the intersection of St. Paul Dive.

Paulsen ran a stop sign and drove right through an intersection. The driver then lost control of the truck, hit a concrete barrier, and the overturn onto its left side.

One of the passengers in the truck, Owen Akers, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Paulsen was taken to Lee memorial Hospital to be treated for his serious injuries. Another passenger in the vehicle, Richard Akers, suffered minor injuries.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, no one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation at this time.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • There were a total of 29,989 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2014.
  • Multiple vehicle accidents accounted for about 39 percent of all motor vehicle accidents in 2014.


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