Fort Myers Police Department have arrested a 20-year-old man after he ran over a male police officer on Commerce Lakes Drive.
According to the reports, the accident occurred on Commerce Lakes Drive at Arborwood in Fort Myers. Eyewitnesses said, they saw a SUV run over the officer and speed away from the scene.
Report says first responders quickly helped this officer, who was bleeding badly from significant injuries. He has reportedly been rushed to a nearby hospital.
Police says the reason for the accident is yet to be known. Also, the intention of the SUV driver for running over the officer has not been determined.
Authorities said, the officer went to investigate a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area before this accident occurred. The identity of the officer who was hospitalized has not been released to the press.
The driver, who has been taken into custody, will likely be charged for attempted vehicular homicide.
The case is under investigation by the homicide department.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “This was a serious accident that left an officer seriously injured. Accidents like this are one of the most dangerous kinds of accidents. This type of accident usually happens because of driver error, meaning they are preventable. We wish that all involved have a speedy recovery from their injuries in this terrible accident.”
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