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LCSO looking for hit-and-run driver

March 27, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

At about 1:13 a.m. March 24, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about possible shots fired in the 4700 block of Leonard Boulevard.

Deputies responded to the area and located Salvador Burmudez Levid, 22, on the shoulder of the road with severe possible life-threatening injuries. They determined that a vehicle had struck Levid while he was riding his bicycle, then had fled the scene.

Due to the nature of the crash, the LCSO traffic unit responded.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Levid was riding his bicycle eastbound on Leonard in the westbound lanes. He was in the middle of the roadway and had a small headlamp on and was also wearing headphones.

A vehicle was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Leonard at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle slammed on the brakes, causing the vehicle to skid westbound.

The vehicle then re-entered the westbound lanes as it approached Levid. The driver attempted to change direction to avoid hitting Levid, but was unsuccessful.

The vehicle struck Levid, and the impact vaulted Levid and his bicycle in a northwest direction.

The vehicle then fled without rendering any aid to Levid, who had sustained severe and possible life-threatening injuries. Levid was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information on a vehicle that has heavy damage to the front passenger side and may be missing a passenger mirror can call the LCSO at (239) 477-1000.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS.

Tips may also be made online at:, through the Tip Submit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (234637) Keyword: REWARD.

Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office



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