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Tag: Florida Highway Patrol

Driver seriously injured after dump truck flips on SR 82 in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A driver was seriously injured after a dump truck hauling gravel flipped on SR 82 in Collier County Thursday morning. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office confirmed SR 82 is closed in both directions near Gator Slough Road due to the rollover crash. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and said troopers believe the dump truck was the one vehicle involved. The gravel hauled by the dump truck will need to be cleaned up, according to troopers. Drivers are being asked to seek an alternate route while crews work. This is a developing story. The...

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Motorcyclist rushed to the hospital after Fort Myers crash

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a crash on McGregor Boulevard and Altadeana Drive late Friday evening. Florida Highway Patrol said the 29-year-old Fort Myers woman was taken to Lee Memorial in serious condition. The motorcycle was behind a pickup truck on McGregor Boulevard in the area, troopers said. The pickup truck started slowing due to other traffic and the motorcycle failed to slow. The motorcyclist hit the back of the pickup truck. FHP said no one in the pickup truck was injured. The post Motorcyclist rushed to the hospital after Fort Myers crash...

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I-75 crash in Lee County leaves two injured

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A crash on I-75 near Corkscrew Road in Lee County left two injured, Florida Highway Patrol troopers confirmed. A pickup truck driver and a woman in the truck had minor injuries after the crash. Troopers said the pickup truck was in an adjacent lane to another car driving south on I-75 in the area. The driver of the other car involved in the crash tried to change lanes and didn’t see the pickup truck driving in the center lane, according to FHP. The front right of the car sideswiped the left rear of the pickup truck, causing the truck to go off the road and overturn....

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Florida driving laws set to change to allow hazard lights in heavy rain

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Now that rainy season is here, you’re likely to see more people driving with their hazard lights on during heavy downpours. Currently, it’s still illegal to do that in Florida but the law is set to change. Florida drivers have been driving in the heavy rain and fog using their emergency lights but beginning July 1st it will actually be legal in some cases. “My granny used to do it all the time,” said Florida resident, Thyme Sands. It turns out that granny shouldn’t have been doing that. “It would drive me crazy. She would drive with the flashers on in the...

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Two seriously injured in Naples crash on Pine Ridge Road

NAPLES, Fla. – Two people were seriously injured in a crash on Pine Ridge Road near I-75 in Naples Thursday evening. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said four cars were involved in the crash. The westbound inside lane is blocked, according to troopers on scene. Witnesses said two people were flown to the hospital after the crash. FHP said the crash is still under investigation. The post Two seriously injured in Naples crash on Pine Ridge Road appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Labelle man dies, two others seriously injured in Tice crash

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A 30-year-old Labelle man died in a two car crash on Buckingham Road on Tuesday evening, officials said. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a two car crash near Park Road around 7:30 p.m. The Labelle man was driving north on Buckingham Road and a 57-year-old Fort Myers man was driving south on Buckingham Road with a 60-year-old Fort Myers woman. Both drivers were in a pickup truck. The 30-year-old went to pass other vehicles in a no-passing zone near a curve in the road, troopers said. When the Fort Myers man’s pickup came around...

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State troopers stepping up DUI enforcement for Memorial Day weekend

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Drinking and driving is never a good idea, it puts everyone on the road in danger. To ensure everyone’s safety, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol will be ramping up DUI enforcement in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties this Memorial Day weekend. The enforcement detail, dubbed DUI Wolfpack, begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday and runs until 4 a.m. on Sunday. You might notice an increased law enforcement presence on major state and county roads during this time. Florida law considers a motorist with .08 or higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to be...

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Student driver critically injures father during driving lesson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A 65-year-old Naples man is in critical condition after an accident while teaching his son how to drive, officials said. The man was teaching his 34-year-old son from Colombia how to drive, specifically how to park, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said. While being guided into a parking space by his father, who was outside of the vehicle, the son stepped on the gas. The SUV launched over the parking curbs and hit the man, troopers said. The Naples man was rushed to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The 34-year-old man faces a felony charge of...

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Vehicle crash with injuries shuts down Fort Myers roadway

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are working a crash that happened on Ortiz Avenue and Billys Creek Drive early Monday morning. At least one person was injured in the crash, troopers said. Ortiz Avenue is shutdown as crews work to clear the scene. Use caution when passing through the area. Information about what caused the crash or how many people were involved is not yet known. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest information once it is made available. The post Vehicle crash with injuries shuts down Fort Myers roadway appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape...

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Naples man in critical condition after slamming motorcycle into mailbox

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A 26-year-old Naples man suffered critical injuries after hitting a mailbox on his motorcycle on Sunday, May 23. The man was heading west on 27th Avenue Northeast, just west of Everglades Boulevard just before 4:30 p.m. when he rode into a mailbox and flipped, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said. After crashing, the motorcycle stopped in the south shoulder of 27th Avenue Northeast. Rescue crews rushed the Naples man to a local hospital in critical condition. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The post Naples man in critical condition...

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