Darknesss Contributes To Alligator-Car Crash
IMMOKALEE, FL. -- An Immokalee woman is in serious condition after her vehicle hit an alligator on a rural road in Collier County, Florida early Saturday morning.
At about 5:50 a.m., Myrka Charles, 34 of Immokalee was southbound on CR 850 just south of Whidden Loop Rd. driving a 2006 Chevy Cobalt when she struck an alligator in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then traveled onto the east shoulder and went through a wire fence, then continued east and struck a tree.
It came to final rest on the east shoulder facing east against a tree. The driver of the vehicle was air lifted to Lee memorial Hospital for her injuries. She was wearing a seat belt according to the FHP report.