Officials have arrested an impaired driver following an early-morning crash on Alico Road in which one person was seriously injured.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Lee County deputies responded to the crash which led to the closure of Eastbound lanes of Alico Road near Granada Lakes.
Troopers said a 21-year-old Fort Myers man was driving west on the inside eastbound lane of Alico Road just before 2 a.m. on Friday.
A 41-year-old woman from Fort Myers was driving east on Alico Road when the front of the 21-year-old driver’s car collided with the front of hers.
Authorities say the woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt suffered serious injuries in the crash. The man had minor injuries.
Rescue crews said they used the “jaws of life” to free the woman from the vehicle.
The crash left debris scattered across Alico Road.
The driver who reportedly caused the crash was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail.
He is facing 4 counts of DUI with damage to property or person of another.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “It is devastating when one or a relative is involved in a motor accident. This crash happened on Alico Road. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured. Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle 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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