A Fort Myers police officer and his K-9 partner were hospitalized after a Friday morning crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
According to the Fort Myers Police Department, the crash occurred just before 3 a.m. at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard. The officer was driving west on MLK Boulevard when witnesses say a black four-door sedan traveling on Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard collided with the cruiser. The officer’s vehicle landed upside down in a canal.
FMPD says the other driver ran a steady red light before crashing into the cruiser.
The officer and his k-9 partner were transported to a nearby hospital and animal hospital with minor injuries.
A Fort Myers police cruiser in a canal after a crash at MLK Boulevard and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard, Friday, December 23, 2022. Credit: WINK News
The front of the sedan was in bad shape, but the driver was OK. He and his K-9 partner were transported to a nearby hospital and animal hospital with minor injuries. The sedan and the police cruiser were towed away, and no arrests were made.
A nearby neighbor who was awoken by the sound of the crash tells WINK News this isn’t the first time a car has ended up in that ditch on the corner of MLK and Veronica Shoemaker, which is why a guardrail is in place there.
The scene is clear, and the Floria Highway Patrol is investigating.