Naples Park man looking for driver who hit wife with car
A man in Naples Park is looking for answers after his wife was injured in a hit-and-run.
Tim Canter is looking for the hit-and-run driver who left his wife, Jesusa “Susan” Alang, helpless after she was hit while walking to work from their home in Naples Park Wednesday.
“Kind of keep your eye out if you see cars passing by,” Canter said.
Canter is going door-to-door canvassing the neighborhood in hopes to find leads on who hit his wife and their vehicle and never stopped to help her. He is also stopping drivers in their cars and handing out flyers.
“Somebody left her for dead, and we need to find out who this is,” Canter said.
Canter said the crash sent Susan flying through the air and into the grassy shoulder of the street, where she was unable to move.
“We can’t have this in our neighborhood, in our society,” Canter said. “We’re not going to put up with this in our neighborhood, the hit-and-runs.”
Medics airlifted Susan to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment, where she now faces a long road to recovery from a ruptured spleen, broken ribs, a broken neck, broken back and broken leg.
“The children in Fort Myers and now this,” neighbor Harry Breeze said.
Breeze witnessed Susan lying in the ditch she was left in after a driver hit her.
“That’s totally disgusting,” Breeze said. “I get kind of emotional about it. I want to see something get done.”
We don’t know if Florida Highway Patrol has any leads in its investigation of the crash, which is a big reason why Canter is doing his own work to also search for answers.
FHP reports the car that hit Susan likely has front-end damage and a broken headlight cover. Anyone with information can contact State Trooper Samuel Garcia at 239-938-1800.
Canter hopes anyone who sees a car on the road with FHP’s damage description will call the state trooper to make a report and potentially help them find the driver who seriously injured Susan.