A vehicle struck a tree after the driver became distracted on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4:45 p.m., on SW Farm Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jorge Lopez, 43, of Lee was traveling westbound on SW Farm Road. Lopez became distracted due to an event from inside the vehicle. There was one passenger, Mary Lopez, 41, of Lee. Lopez over-steered his 2007 Ford 4DR to the right causing the vehicle to travel onto the north shoulder of the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle’s front struck a tree and came to final rest on the north shoulder facing northwest.
Mary Lopez was transported to the Madison County Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Jorge Lopez was charged with careless driving.
The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Madison County E.M.S.