A LeeTran driver, Jeffrey Phillips, found himself in legal trouble after his involvement in a hit-and-run incident, which was captured on the bus’s surveillance cameras. Phillips, a 68-year-old resident of Cape Coral, was granted release on August 25th upon posting a $25,000 bond. He now faces a charge related to leaving the scene of a serious injury crash.
The incident unfolded on the morning of August 24th, approximately at 6:30 a.m., when Florida Highway Patrol troopers received reports of a hit-and-run along Metro Parkway, near Metro Plex Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, troopers discovered the victim’s damaged bicycle alongside an injured cyclist who had been en route to work. The collision had resulted in the cyclist losing consciousness, as detailed in the arrest report.
Shortly before 9 a.m., LeeTran Bus Headquarters took action by contacting the sheriff’s office to report the incident. Their representative disclosed that Phillips, their driver, had confessed to intentionally striking a cyclist and had failed to stop as he continued toward Bonita Springs. In response to this revelation, authorities promptly made their way to the transit company’s headquarters.