State troopers respond to crash involving deputy car in Lehigh Acres
Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash involving a Lee County deputy vehicle in Lehigh Acres Sunday.
State troopers responded to the crash on Alabama Road just south of the intersection of Homestead Road N.
According to FHP, a driver in a vehicle was heading northwest on Arizona Road toward the intersection with Alabama Rd. when a deputy in a patrol car was traveling southbound on Alabama Rd toward Arizona Rd. with the vehicle’s emergency equipment activated. Meanwhile, another driver in a car was stopped on Alabama Rd. facing north, just south of Arizona Rd. due to traffic congestion.
The driver on Arizona road attempted to turn left into Alabama Rd. and went into the path of the deputy in the patrol car. The deputy car hit the back of the vehicle that pulled out in front of it, which caused it to hit the car of the driver stuck in traffic congestion.
The deputy was listed as having minor injuries in the crash, and there was no confirmation whether he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The driver of the vehicle that went in front of the deputy’s car was given traffic citations for driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance and violation of right of way.