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Robert and Shirley Engle, both of Ft. Myers, Fl., were traveling eastbound on I-10 when their vehicle traveled off the roadway and onto the southern shoulder of the road. In an attempt to correct their vehicle's path, Robert oversteered and set the vehicle in a motion that resulted in their Buick Lacrosse colliding with the tree line. Both occupants were transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
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Robert Engle, 86, of Ft. Myers, Fl., and his passenger, Shirley Engle, 84, also of Ft. Myers, were traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near mile marker 266 on Monday, Aug. 8, at 9:20 a.m. when Engle's 2007 Buick Lacrosse began to run off the roadway and into the emergency lane.
For some distance, the vehicle continued to travel onto the southern shoulder of the road before Engle attempted to redirect his vehicle's path, by overcorrecting.
The overcorrection caused the Lacrosse to rotate approximately 180 degrees counterclockwise and traveled off the roadway in a southeasterly direction. Traveling off the road, the vehicle struck the treeline and the right side of the Buick Lacrosse collided with a tree before coming to a final rest in the south wood line, facing northeast.
As of press time, no information on traffic charges have been issued by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
FHP was assisted at the scene by the Madison Fire Rescue (MFR), Lee Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) and the Madison County Sheriff's Office.
MFR and LVFD removed Robert and Shirley Engle from their vehicle before the two patients were transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital by the Madison County Emergency Medical Services. Both patients have serious injuries.