Police Respond to Nearly Half Dozen Vehicle Crashes Last Week

Nearly half a dozen vehicle crashes and several animal incidents were reported last week.

Gabriela Gorrin of Fort Myers was traveling south in the parking lot of Periwinkle Place, 2075 Periwinkle Way, at 9:58 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, when her vehicle was struck by a northbound vehicle operated by Judie Zimomra. No injuries were reported.

Douglas Hendrickson of Lafayette, Ind., was traveling north on Lindgren Boulevard at 11:11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, when a traffic aid motioned for him to enter the Periwinkle Way intersection and his vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Ann Pritchard of Fort Myers. Pritchard was cited for failing to obey the traffic laws.

Caroline Barley of Fort Myers was traveling east on Periwinkle Way at 6:24 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 when she slowed for traffic in the 1000 block and the back of her vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Ryan Yates. No injuries were reported.

Gary Internicola was attempting to make a right turn onto Periwinkle Way from Casa Ybel Road at 9:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, when he saw bicyclist Jorge Llane cross in front of his vehicle. Internicola stopped, but “bumped” Llane causing him to fall off his bicycle. Lee County EMS arrived on scene to treat Llane for his injuries.

Donald Hale of Naples was pulling into a parking space at the Sanctuary Golf & Tennis Club, 2801 Wulfert Rd., at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, when his vehicle struck the parked vehicle of Nastassia Milivojevic of Cape Coral.

Animal Incidents:

A coyote was sighted Friday, Dec. 3, walking on Tamarind Drive.

Boaters reported a possible sick or injured Loggerhead sea turtle at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Sanibel Lighthouse. While police were making contact with the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, the turtle swam east and disappeared from sight.

An injured bird was reported Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 Eleven, 2460 Periwinkle Way, and was transported to Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.

Two coyotes were sighted Tuesday, Dec. 7 in the area of Golden Beach Condos on Southwinds Drive.

A deceased bird was found on the beach near Island Inn on West Gulf Drive. It was removed.
An injured royal tern was found on the beach Thursday, Dec. 9 at Casa Ybel Resort and transported to Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.

A deceased loon was found Thursday, Dec. 9 near the Nerita beach access and it was removed.

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