North Fort Myers crash leaves 3 injured, including 7-year-old

A 7-year-old boy was among those injured in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday evening in North Fort Myers.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened shortly before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Pondella Road and US-41 when a sedan ran a red light and drove into the path of an oncoming pickup.

The 31-year-old driver of the sedan and her 7-year-old son were critically injured, and a dog in the car was also injured, FHP said.

The child and the driver were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. Their conditions remained critical Thursday morning. The FHP said neither were wearing a seatbelt.

“Certainly all of us first responders here are keeping his health and well being in our thoughts and prayers, and we’re really pulling for his survival,” Lt. Greg Bueno said. “It just speaks to the importance of staying 100% focused all the time behind the wheel.”

A driver in a third vehicle that was involved suffered minor injuries.

The driver and passenger of the pickup truck were uninjured.

The road is open and the crash remains under investigation.

Credit: Florida Highway Patrol.
Writer:WINK News
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