FORT MYERS, Fla. - Harris Berenson, a Lee County ambulance driver, had his driver's license suspended for 6 months and was fined $1,000 after hitting an expectant mother's SUV in February.
Kristina Childs lost her unborn son following the accident, for which Berenson was found at fault. He was ticketed for careless driving after authorities said he was driving 17 miles per hour over the speed limit and ran a stop sign. The ambulance was transporting a patient in a non-emergency situation and did not have lights and sirens activated.
The February 26 crash happened at the intersection of Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard and Canal Street.
The State Attorney's Office decided the case did not warrant criminal charges and a traffic citation was sufficient.
In traffic court Thursday morning, Berenson's attorney said his client would likely lose his job without a driver's license.