Naples family in fatal car wreck
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FORT MYERS, Fla.-
A Naples family in the hospital tonight.
A violent head on car crash along state route 82 in east lee county last night left one person dead and several others critically injured.
Naples firefighter, Lieutenant Corey Adamski is in a medically induced coma as doctors try to develop a strategy to repair his badly broken body.
His wife Kristine had to have an emergency c-section.
Both mother and newborn are in critical condition as well.
Corey Adamski was just promoted to lieutenant of the Naples Fire Department in April at fire station number one.
He, his pregnant wife and their two little girls were coming back from a picnic in Lehigh Thursday night when a Nissan sedan turned a family holiday into a nightmare.
Fire chief McInerny explained that "they were doing everything right on their end. they were seat belted, minding their own business, following the traffic laws, and an oncoming car crossed the center line and instantly their world gets turned upside down. "
Chief Bill Moyer was just behind them when the accident happened.
He clicked into work mode, cleared the area for any hazards and immediately tried to stabilize their injuries as well as comfort them.
Moyer said "Corey was in extreme amount of pain from injuries he had sustained. They both had concern for each other ... they told each other they loved each other."
Fire chief McInerny said Corey "is in a medically induced coma as a result of broken pelvis broken legs head neck and back injuries."
Both mother and daughter are listed in critical condition.
The two older girls sustained injuries commonly associated with seat-belt accidents .
They were severe enough that both girls had to be hospitalized.
While this family maybe fractured, they are being held together by something much larger then themselves.
McInerny added that "as firefighters here and everywhere... we'll stick together. We'll step up to the plate and make sure their family is protected.
The other driver is 37-year old Robert Thomas Bridwell of Fort Myers.
Its not known if alcohol was involved.
Lee County Sheriff's traffic homicide unit has been assigned to continue the investigation.
Tonight we're also learning the Naples fire department has set up a relief fund to help pay for mounting medical expenses the Adamski family is facing.
You can donate at any Fifth Third Bank branch.
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