Car catches fire, crashes into 2 other vehicles and a home in Lehigh Acres

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Paul Dolan
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One person has been injured after a car slammed into two other vehicles and a home in Lehigh Acres, igniting a fire.

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue crews responded to the scene at Leeland Heights Boulevard East and Richmond Avenue North Monday afternoon before 3.

There was structural damage to the duplex, but thankfully the people inside the home are okay. The driver of the crashed vehicle did go to the hospital.

WINK News spoke with a neighbor who didn’t want to be on camera about the scene outside their home.

“He could have went inside my house. If you know, my son was in his room. But as I say, this road alone is deadly is the speed of a nine this road all day. It’s accident happened here regular,” the neighbor said.

Another neighbor, Faith Vazquez, shared a video she took of the accident and talked about what she saw.

“We ran over there, and we see what was happening. So I’m screaming, we got to get him out of the car, you know, get them out of the car and screaming anybody have a fire extinguisher. So he automatically ran around, came back in here, grabbed the biggest fire extinguisher we had, and was extinguishing the fire out,” Vazquez said.

The dangers of the road are well known in the area, just ask nearby neighbor Terry Yager.

“When I came over here, I said, Oh my god, this is insanity. People are speeding, you know, they’re doing at times 75 (or) 80 miles an hour out here,” Yagar said.

Several vehicles crashed at the scene, and the flames burnt part of the house.

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