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27 Feb 2013

Police Investigating Traffic Crash

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Update #1: Police are conducting a traffic homicide investigation due to the death of an unborn baby. Police are working with the State Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner.

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash involving an ambulance and an SUV. The crash happened at the intersection of Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and Canal Street. Witnesses tell police the ambulance was traveling south on Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard. The SUV was traveling east on Canal Street. Witnesses say the driver of the ambulance ran a stop sign at the intersection and the two collided. Two paramedics in the ambulance were transporting a patient to Gulf Coast Hospital but witnesses say the emergency equipment was not activated. All four people in the SUV were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. The paramedic driving the ambulance and the patient being transported were also taken to the hospital. All had serious injuries. Police are still investigating the crash. The names of those involved in the crash are unavailable at this time.

Traffic Alert - At 4:52 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash involving an ambulance and a vehicle. The crash happened near the intersection of Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and Canal Street. Veronica Shoemaker is shut down between Canal Street and Hanson Street in both directions. Drivers should avoid the area. Updates will be issued via e-mail as soon as information becomes available.

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Office: (239) 321-7700
Emergency: 911

Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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