Friday, March 15, 2013

Minivan Hits Pedestrian Illegally Crossing

Man Fails To Cross At Crosswalk - Injuries Result In Trip To Hospital

LABELLE, FL. -- Helen Jennie Brewer, 30 of Palmdale, Fl. hit a pedestrian on State Road 29 in LaBelle Thursday night. The pedestrian was injured and has been charged with failing to cross at a crosswalk

At 7:12 p.m. Jauquin Vasquez, 45 of LaBelle was crossing State Road 29 at Park Street in downtown LaBelle. Driver Brewer was northbound on SR 29 in a 2001 Dodge minivan when the FHP says suddenly Vasquez emerged from the west sidewalk of SR 29 and failed to yield to oncoming southbound and
northbound traffic on SR 29.

Vasquez then proceeded east across all lanes of traffic and was south of the marked crosswalk. Brewer swerved to avoid colliding with Vasquez, but pedestrian Vasquez struck the left side of the minivan while in
the northbound lane of SR 29.

Vasquez was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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