Distracted driving leads to crash near downtown Fort Myers

Published: December 2, 2021 4:50 PM EST
Updated: December 2, 2021 5:13 PM EST

A vehicle crash at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Seaboard Street stalled traffic for hours near downtown Fort Myers.

Police said the crash occurred due to a distracted driver who was having an argument on the phone.

The driver failed to stop at a red light, forcing another car to flip in the air.

Luckily, no one was seriously injured.

“It was a serious traffic crash, the scene was a lot worse than what it was luckily,” said Fort Myers police Traffic Homicide Investigator Daniel Aguilera.

Chrastine Sekora, who works at a nearby business, said she had to let all employees know they would have a hard time getting to work.

“I had to text all of our employees and let them know there was an accident to try and find an alternative way if they could or pull up and let the officers know where they work,” Sekora said.

Sekora said distracted drivers are a problem.

“We had somebody come in and plow into our mailbox if you actually look the logo from their car is on the mailbox because they slid in sideways slid all the rocks hit the mailbox knocked it down,” she said.

Aguilera said drivers should pay attention to the speed limit.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason, especially on that road,” he said.

Fort Myers police would not say whether the distracted driver will face charges.