Driver in critical condition following collision with Cape Coral police officer

There was a bad crash in Lee County Monday evening involving an officer from the Cape Coral Police Department.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Anna Balester, 37, is in critical condition after she was involved in a crash on Del Prado with Cape Coral Police officer, Andrew O’Hern.

The second car in a bad crash involving an officer from the Cape Coral Police Dept. (Credit: WINK News)
The second car in a bad crash involving an officer from the Cape Coral Police Dept. (Credit: WINK News)

FHP says Balester was traveling north on Del Prado, attempting to turn left into a shopping plaza when she pulled in front of the officers patrol vehicle that was going southbound approaching the same shopping plaza entrance.

The front of the patrol vehicle struck the side of Balester’s car, knocking the car into a nearby palm tree.

The palm tree toppled over on to an unoccupied car that was parked nearby.

Balester was taken to the Lee Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Writer:Michael Mora
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