On Friday, October 25, 2013, at 5:24pm, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a vehicle versus scooter crash. The incident occurred at 13601 McGregor Blvd in South Fort Myers. Deputies responded to the scene.
Upon arrival deputies discovered the driver of a 2009 VW Passat struck a 1986 scooter resulting in the driver being ejected off the scooter. The driver of the scooter sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Due to the nature of the incident, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit were assigned to continue the investigation.
Preliminary information reveals the driver of the VW Passat was traveling south on McGregor Boulevard and attempted to make a U-turn. The opposing traffic in the inside left lane stopped. The driver of VW Passat proceeded to make a U-turn and did not notice the scooter in the far right lane resulting in the crash.
2009 VW Passat driver: Christopher Evan Solt (DOB 11/12/1996), 2143 Treehaven Circle, Fort Myers.
1986 scooter driver: William John Jacobs (DOB 07/21/1964), 1263 Golden Lake Unit 49, Fort Myers.
Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.
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