Monday, March 28, 2016

Motorcyclist Joey Pinheiro Seriouly Injured After Fleeing Deputy

CAPE CORAL, FL. --  Joey Pinheiro was seriously injured after a high speed crash Sunday at 10:52 a.m. in Lee county.

Joey Pinheiro, 21 of North Fort Myers driving a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was northbound in the continuous left turn lane on San Carlos Boulevard at a very high rate of speed and was in the process of fleeing from an earlier attempted traffic stop by the Lee County Sheriffs Office.

Denise Vodola, 58 of Fort Myers driving a 2004 Hyundai was southbound in the left turn lane on San Carlos Boulevard beginning to make a left turn onto Buttonwood Drive at a green traffic control signal. Vodola and a passenger had minor injuries.

Pinheiro failed to stop for the red traffic control signal at Buttonwood Drive and the front of the motorcycle struck the front of the Hyundai.. The motorcycle overturned to the right and came to final rest facing west up against the front of the Hyundai which came to final rest facing southwest in the intersection.

Pinheiro was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. The crash is under investigation.

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