MGN Online

Published: Sep 22, 2013 6:40 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 23, 2013 1:13 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (WINK) - Witnesses say an erratic driver caused an eight car pileup on a busy Lee County road Sunday evening.

The Florida Highway Patrol and Lee County dispatchers reported a serious accident about 6:20 near the intersection of Six Mile Cypress and Daniels Parkway in Lee County. 

Witnesses on the scene tell WINK News a woman driving erratically slammed into the back of a line of cars waiting at a stoplight on Daniels Parkway.  Several say they attempted to report the driver to authorities before the accident.

A number of people were injured and taken to area hospitals, including the suspect driver and two children in another car.  Although conditions were not immediately available, witnesses say none appeared to be life-threatening.  Additional details on the cause of the crash and victim conditions are expected when FHP releases its accident report.

Lanes reopened about 8:00 Sunday evening.  Stay with WINK News and winknews.com for updates as they come in.