Driver Cited for Careless Driving, Leaving Scene of Accident

Failed brakes on the white Jeep causes this crash at Periwinkle Way and Causeway Boulevard. SC photo by Chuck Larsen

Elizabeth Jensen, 52, Sanibel, was traveling east on Sanibel Captiva Road at 10:22 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, when a vehicle operated by Darren Stevenson, 52, Sanibel, struck her vehicle in an attempt to pass as she was making a left turn into her driveway. Stevenson left the scene of the accident, but was stopped by police on Rabbit Road. He was cited for careless driving and failure to report a crash immediately.

Walter Reed, 57, Elizabethtown, Ky., was traveling west on Sanibel Captiva at 5:02 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, when an eastbound vehicle operated by Leanne Rekow, 53, struck his vehicle head on as she was making a left turn at 3840 Sanibel Captiva Rd. Rekow was cited for failure to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. All involved parties were cleared by Lee County EMS at the scene and both vehicle were towed from the scene.

Lawrence Schott, 53, Branson West, Mo., was traveling south on Causeway Boulevard at 5:57 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, when his brakes failed at the intersection of Periwinkle Way causing his vehicle to strike a vehicle operated by James Murphy, 65, Sanibel, who was turning north onto Causeway Boulevard from Periwinkle Way. No injuries were reported.

Barbara Hire, 66, Fort Myers, was traveling west on Periwinkle Way at 11:14 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, when she slowed for traffic and the back of her vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Sierra Crowe, 24, Hardinsburg, Ind.

Viktoriya Fase, 36, Sanibel, was turning into the parking lot of 7-Eleven, 1521 Periwinkle Way, at 7:53 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Vickie Morris, 64, Sanibel, who was exiting the parking lot.

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