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Woman injured in April accident released from hospital

By Staff | May 17, 2017

One person has been released from the hospital following a traffic crash last month.

As of Tuesday, Sabrina Lee Gravitt, 59, of 416 N.W. Fourth St., had been discharged from Lee Memorial Hospital, where she was taken April 13 after the accident, according to officials.

The Cape Coral police reported that Donald W. Tinder, 58, of 416 N.W. Fourth St., was driving a Chevrolet Impala east on Northeast Pine Island Road in the inside lane. In the 1700 block, he attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Lowe’s and Steak ‘n Shake at about 3 p.m.

According to witnesses, westbound traffic on Pine Island had come to a complete stop.

As the Chevrolet crossed the two stopped lanes and began to enter the entrance of the parking lot, it was T-boned by a Ford Escape SUV, driven by Glen Albert Lazzeri, 62, of 4332 N.W. 27th Lane.

Witnesses stated that Lazzeri had been traveling west on Pine Island in the outside lane. As he came to the stopped vehicles ahead, he improperly steered to the right and drove through several safety areas – white-stripped traffic control areas – before the Chevy appeared before him, trying to turn.

The front of the SUV struck the passenger side of the vehicle. The Chevy was forced to the west and came to a final stop off the side of the road, while the SUV came to a stop near the area of impact.

Police reported that Tinder sustained minor injuries, but refused medical attention.

Gravitt and a second passenger in the Chevrolet, Timothy Brian Gravitt, 37, of 4785 Barkley Circle, Apt. 37, Fort Myers, sustained life-threatening injuries and were trauma-alerted to the hospital.

Timothy Brian Gravitt has since been treated and released.

Lazzeri and his passenger, Ranell Collenne Lazzeri, 52, of 4332 N.W. 27th Lane, sustained minor injuries and were taken to the Cape Coral Hospital. Both have since been treated and released.

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