Published: Oct 15, 2010 2:42 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 15, 2010 12:41 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Lee County Sheriff's deputy crashed his cruiser into a ditch Thursday evening.  It happened on Strike Lane and Luci Drive in Bonita Springs.

WINK News confirms the deputy was responding to a call Thursday night around 8:00 pm.  He had his lights and sirens on and we're told speed was a factor in the crash.

Sgt. Eller with the Lee County Sheriff's Office says the crash was an accident and the deputy accidentally drove into the ditch.

The deputy was taken to the hospital as a precaution.