Construction worker recovering after suspect crashes into him in Lee County

Brand new photos Wednesday evening of a construction worker, who was hit along a busy road on Monday by someone who took off.

Anthony Joseph recovers in the hospital after a suspect hit him with her vehicle and fled. (Credit: WINK News)
Anthony Joseph recovers in the hospital after a suspect hit him with her vehicle and fled. (Credit: WINK News)

For the last six months, Linda Joseph said her son, Anthony Joseph, has worked in construction.

“I work in the hospital system, so while I’m there, I’m like, ‘will I see my son’s name any day?'” Linda said.

Working so close to busy roads, Linda’s worries became his reality. Joseph, 19 years old, had two broken bones in his neck, broken ribs and one of his legs.

The Cape Coral crash was along the 3500 block of SW Pine Island Rd, west of the intersection where Burnt Store Rd becomes Veteran Memorial Pkwy, on Monday afternoon.

A woman who was taken away in handcuffs is accused of hitting Anthony before trying to take off. Linda said her son’s coworkers chased her down.

“From the spot from where she hit him to where he fell off her car and the distance it took for them to catch her,” Linda said, “she didn’t plan on stopping.”

Now, off the ventilator and recovering, Linda has some harsh words for the driver accused of hitting her son.

“For you to leave somebody’s child out for dead just because you’re rushing to go get your own kids,” Linda said, “it’s not fair.”

Reporter:Justin Kase
Writer:Michael Mora
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