CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On Monday, December 5, 2011, at 6:41 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received calls about a multi-vehicle crash on the eastbound portion of the Midpoint Memorial Bridge in Fort Myers. Due to the nature of the incident, deputies with the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit responded to investigate.
It was determined three events occurred. The first resulted near a disabled vehicle which a Fort Myers Police officer had approached to assist. Two of three drivers of pick-up trucks slowed for the officer and disabled vehicle, but a third did not. The resulting impact caused one truck to strike the other in an accordion fashion. One adult sustained non-life threatening injury and was transported to the hospital for treatement.
Subsequently, as a result of the first crash, a chain-reaction occurred several yards behind the first crash. Six vehicles collided and came to rest. Moments later, a motorcycle approached and piled into the second crash site.
The adult motorcyclist suffered broken bones in the crash. Another adult and a child in a vehicle of the second crash sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
Charges are pending further investigation and the names of those involved are not available for release at this time.