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Pedestrian struck by Jeep released from hospital

By Staff | Dec 31, 2014

A pedestrian has been released from the hospital after being hit by a vehicle over a month ago.

As of Tuesday, Ronald James Sears, 42, of 1742 Skyview Drive, Fort Myers, had been discharged from Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was taken Nov. 24 following the accident on Diplomat Parkway.

At 1:13 a.m., Sears was walking east on Diplomat, according to the Cape Coral police. In the 2200 block, the front right of a Jeep SUV that was westbound in the outside lane struck Sears head on. The driver, Danielle Rene Tuohey, 27, of 1810 N.E. 16th Place, then fled the scene without stopping.

Sears sustained life-threatening injuries and was trauma-alerted to the hospital.

Tuohey was not injured in the crash.

Police reported that approximately an hour after the accident, she and the Jeep returned to the scene. Tuohey provided officers with a statement, and the vehicle was seized for evidence.

The crash is not alcohol or drug related, according to officials.