Posted on May 09, 2012
On the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 2012, a blind woman suffered critical injuries while crossing the street in a crosswalk. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Myers pedestrian accident took place in the 6800 block of Estero Boulevard.
This 81-year-old blind woman was struck by an automobile around 8:30 AM close to the Holiday Inn on Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach, FL. The police indicated that this female pedestrian was using her cane to cross the street at the time she was hit.
Police later identified this woman as Josephine Kastner. She was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers with serious injuries and was placed in critical condition. As of the latest update, Kastner was still reported to be in critical condition.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this accident, as the area where this crash occurred was in a 35 mph zone. Police have not charged Lauren Mayher, the 22-year-old driver, with any charges at this time.
This is the second pedestrian accident producing injuries in the last couple weeks to have occurred in Fort Myers Beach. Now Mayor Larry Kiker wants to improve safety on Estero Boulevard, as he has teamed up with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and fire department and has enlisted volunteers to help prevent these accidents from occurring. They are asking for pedestrians and drivers to be extra careful on the road.
The Fort Myers accident attorneys at Chalik & Chalik would also like to urge pedestrians and drivers to be extra cautious on the roads, and we would like to wish Jospehine Kastner a full and fast recovery.
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