At about 5:44 a.m. Thursday morning, a Collier County Sheriff's Department marked patrol car, a 2007 Ford F-150 driven by Brian Wiedel, 44 was stopped at a flashing yellow light northbound on 53rd St SW at CR 886 in the left turn lane.
A Nissan Pathfinder driven by Loubert Frederic, 54 was stopped in the intersection of CR 886 and 53rd St SW facing north waiting for traffic to clear to go west on CR 886.
The driver of the patrol car thought the Nissan cleared the intersection and continued north to make the left onto CR 886. Wiedel did not see the Nissan because he was looking to see if eastbound traffic was clear and the front left of his vehicle struck the right rear of the Nissan.
Both vehicles came to final rest near the area of impact facing north in the intersection. Wiedel was charged with careless driving. Frederic was taken to Physicians Regional/Pine Ridge with minor injuries said FHP Trooper J.D. Close.