A Fort Myers man was texting while driving and crashed into a Fort Myers police cruiser who was stopped and investigating a separate crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred on Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. Boulevard near Ortiz Avenue.

A young man was reportedly heading eastbound on the roadway while texting and not paying attention to the cars ahead.  He was driving a Range Rover and staring down at his phone when he approached the cruiser.  He didn’t notice the emergency vehicle in the roadway which was stopped just ahead.

The Range Rover collided with the police cruiser, a 2014 Dodge Charger and another car, a Toyota Corolla . It was reported that the officer, Kareem D. Fears, 36, was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash but was speaking to the driver of the Toyota Corolla at the time of impact.

The young man was cited for careless driving and failure to provide current insurance coverage.  At the time of this report it has not been reported if there were any injuries from this series of crashes. 


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