There has been an uptick in traffic on the island and Sanibel Police have responded to nearly half a dozen vehicle crashes in a week.
Kemali Reid of Lehigh Acres was backing up his box truck at 12:42 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the parking lot of 1456 Periwinkle Way when the truck’s back bumper struck the front bumper of a parked vehicle owned by Robert Wright of Fort Myers.
Jeffrey Bakuhn of New Castle, Penn., was traveling east in the 1500 block of Periwinkle Way at 4:56 p.m. Friday, April 16, when traffic slowed and the back of his vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Ramon Arreguin of Naples, Fla. No injuries were reported.
Kenneth Davenport of Burkettsville, Ohio, was traveling west on Periwinkle Way at 1:16 p.m. Saturday, April 17, when he stopped suddenly and the back of his vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by William Rosemurgy of Fort Myers.
Davenport told police a vehicle had pulled out from the Sanibel Service Station parking lot in front of his vehicle which caused him to stop suddenly. The passenger in Davenport’s vehicle was transported to Health Park Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Raymond Knight of Locust Valley, N.Y., was traveling east on Periwinkle Way at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Norma Hoppenfeld of Sanibel. Hoppenfeld had pulled out from the Jerry’s Plaza parking lot into the path of Knight’s vehicle. She was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way.
Lenore Howard of East Falmouth, Mass., was stopped at the intersection of Lindgren Boulevard and Causeway Boulevard at 12:16 p.m. Thursday, April 22, when a vehicle operated by Patrick Peterson of Lehigh Acres rolled forward and struck the back of her vehicle. No injuries were reported.