Distracted driving leads to crash near downtown Fort Myers


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

Police said the crash happened due to a distracted driver arguing on the phone.

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

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

“It was a serious traffic accident, the scene was much worse than it luckily was,” said Daniel Aguilera, Fort Myers Police homicide investigator.

Chrastine Sekora, who works at a nearby business, said she needs to let all employees know that they will have difficulty getting to work.

“I had to text all of our employees and let them know there had been an accident to try to find another way if they could or stop and let the agents know where they were working,” Sekora said.

Sekora said distracted drivers are a problem.

“We asked someone to come in and search our mailbox if you are actually looking at their car logo is on the mailbox because they slipped to the side and all the stones hit. the mailbox knocked her over, ”she said.

Aguilera said drivers should pay attention to the speed limit.

“The speed limits are in place for a reason, especially on this road,” he said.

Fort Myers Police would not say if the distracted driver will face charges.