Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Multiple Injuries In SR29 Crash

20-Year Old Charged With Cause Of Crash - 6 Passengers Injured

IMMOKALEE, FL. -- Heather M. Hudson, 20 of Immokalee was traveling south on State Road 29 in the southbound lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and ran into a 2007 Hyundai SUV driven by Mario C. Leno, 49 of Lehigh Acres. Hudson, with six passengers onboard, was driving a 2000 Mazda 626 and has been charged with failure to yield right of way and other pending charges. Hudson suffered serious injuries and all six passengers were also injured in the crash.

Leno was traveling south on State Road 29 on the southbound lane and was behind Hudson, according to the FHP report. Hudson indicated that she missed her turn at County Road 858 and initiated a counter clockwise U-turn south of the intersection.

Hudson entered the unpaved west shoulder and then entered Leno's path which had the right of way. Hudson's front struck
Leno's vehicle's left side in a "T-bone" collision within the southbound lane. The impact caused Hudson to travel southeast 43 feet to final rest facing in a southeasterly direction on the unpaved east shoulder.

The impact caused Leno's vehicle  to travel south 120 feet to final rest facing south in the southbound lane.

Hudson and four of her passengers were transported by ambulance to NCH in Naples. The other two passengers were transported by medical helicopter to Lee Memorial. Leno refused medical transport from the scene and was listed by the FHP with minor injuries.

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