At some point in their driving lifetime, everyone has needed to pass another driver. Each state has certain statutes for passing the vehicle properly, which are relatively similar for each state. The driver should signal their intent to change lanes, check their side-view mirrors and blind spot, and make sure there is room to pass the vehicle safely. Passing a vehicle should always be done on the left. However, it is permissible to pass on the right if the other vehicle is making a left turn. On two-lane highways, passing zones are generally indicated by a dashed yellow line. When there are two double yellow lines, passing is prohibited. Improper passing is generally a citation and not a criminal offense.
The News-Press reports that a crash on State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres involved three vehicles.
The crash occurred last Thursday morning at the intersection of State Road 82 and Gun Club Road in Lehigh Acres.
The Florida Highway Patrol stated that 52-year-old Acquimene Louis XVI of Lehigh Acres was traveling westbound on SR 82 in a construction zone. He attempted to make an improper pass of slower moving traffic in a no-passing zone.
He drove westbound in the eastbound lanes and struck 18-year-old Kendra Rivera head-on. 26-year-old Martray Harris was a passenger in Rivera’s vehicle.
The initial collision caused Louis’ vehicle to rotate, where it then struck 53-year-old Holly Christiano. Christiano was driving an unmarked Lee County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. She was not injured.
Rivera and Harris suffered from serious injuries. Louis suffered from critical injuries.
Charges are pending in the accident.