Randall Spivey Files Request for Immediate Action on Traffic Light at Intersection of Michael G. Rippe Parkway and Briarcliff Road in Fort Myers, FLOctober 26, 2012 | Category: Press Releases | Share
For Immediate Release
October 26, 2012 - 5:00 p.m.
Press Contact: Susan Cunningham
Fort Myers, Florida
Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Files Request Today on Behalf of the Vanaman Family That Immediate Action Be Taken to Approve and Install Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Michael G. Rippe Parkway and Briarcliff Road in Fort Myers, FL
Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Fort Myers, Florida filed claims on behalf of his client, David Vanaman, against Lee County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Attorney Spivey also sent a request to produce copies of all documents pertaining to the road construction project of the Metro Parkway Extension and the Briarcliff Road intersection to C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. of Tallahassee, Florida.
"I requested copies of contracts that this construction firm, C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. has with the State of Florida and Lee County with particular emphasis on temporary or permanent traffic signal lights at this dangerous intersection," said Attorney Randall Spivey.
Mr. Vanaman suffered severe injuries as the result of a crash on the Metro Parkway Extension, which is officially known as Michael G. Rippe Parkway less than 24 hours after the roadway opened, Sunday, October 21, 2012.
Attorney Spivey reports that Mr. Vanaman is still in very critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, where he continues to be in a medically induced coma.
"This tragedy should never have happened. A Maintenance of Traffic Plan should have been followed. Motorists using Briarcliff Road need to cross 6 lanes of traffic without a traffic signal. This endangers motorists using Metro Parkway Extension and Briarcliff Road," says Attorney Spivey.
Attorney Spivey joins the Vanaman family and the residents, and visitors to the Briarcliff area, in requesting immediate action be taken to approve and install, at a minimum, temporary traffic signals at this intersection. This situation cannot wait until the Florida Department of Transportation completes its traffic study, in February 2013, to determine if a permanent traffic signal is needed.
For additional information contact Attorney Randall Spivey - Cell: 239.980.3506 - Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Fort Myers, Florida - www.spiveylaw.com
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