LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Ayeesha Hassad, 50, was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition Wednesday morning after a crash with a semi-truck on State Road 82 approaching Griffin Drive.
The driver of the semi-truck, 37-year-old Ivan Fonte Banos, sustained only minor injuries.
According to FHP, Hassad while was trying to make a U-turn while Banos was traveling directly behind her minivan. Because of this, Banos began to brake and took evasive action by attempting to pass Hassad. As a result, the front of the semi-truck hit the front driver’s side of Hassad's minivan. Banos began dragging the van through the eastbound lane and into the south shoulder.
Alcohol was not a factor in this crash.
The investigation continues.