Collier paramedic becomes hit-and-run victim after working 48 hour shift

Collier paramedic becomes hit-and-run victim after working 48 hour shift

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Cape Coral family is the latest victim of a hit-and-run situation that happened on Tuesday. 

“My husband Matt was heading home after working a 48 hour shift where he works to save people for this to happen to him, so yeah I’m not happy about it,” said Brittany Wallace. 

Wallace’s husband Matt is a Collier County paramedic and was heading home on Colonial Blvd Tuesday morning. When according to a report by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), a traffic accident occurred at the stoplight. 

“Matt called me and said I’m going to be home late and that the person that swerved in his lane and hit him just took off and ran the red light,” said Wallace. 

Wallace’s Toyota van is sitting at Joe Hudson’s Collision Center in Cape Coral. Kevin Smith the general manager with the company said this situation is happening a lot. 

“I would say 1 out of the 5 cars we get in are involved in a hit-and-run accident where someone takes off and you’re left paying for it with your deductible,” said Smith. 

Smith said this is a good reminder to have you check your insurance policy so that you are covered in the event of something like this happening to you. 

“It’s unfortunate that is where we are, but it is the truth. Just gotta be prepared for anything bad happening,” said Smith. 

NBC-2 reached out to LCSO on whether there are any leads in this case. We are waiting to hear back at this time.

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