FORT MYERS, FL- A man was arrested Wednesday evening for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident that allegedly occurred while he was fleeing the scene of another accident in the area, according to police reports.
The first incident took place at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and US41, where the victim was rear ended by a white Buick sedan while stopped at a red light. The victim reported that the Buick then sped off, traveling northbound on US41.
According to reports, the Buick continued on US41 before smashing into a red Mercedes on Courtney Drive. The driver of the Buick then pulled into a parking lot and ran from the vehicle. The victim of this collision was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect was identified as Robert Brian Dean, 31, of Cape Coral. Police questioned Dean after hearing reports of a man matching the description of the driver who was on foot in the area.
Dean told police that he was responsible for the second collision, but maintained that his friend was responsible for the first. He also stated that at the time of the second collision, he was chasing after his friend to try to get him to return to the scene of the first accident.
Dean was arrested and charged with two counts of hit and run, driving an uninsured vehicle, failure to yield when entering an intersection and violation of a traffic control device. He remains in custody at Lee County Jail.