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Man demands more traffic enforcement after loved one is hurt in head-on crash

Posted at 6:50 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 18:50:36-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A Collier County man is demanding more crackdowns in traffic enforcement after his grandson's wife was hurt in a head-on crash on May 26. According to a report from the Florida HIghway Patrol, Camila Lamorte, 25 of Naples, was injured when Nehemias Gregorio, 25 of Bonita Springs, drove his vehicle the wrong way on Immokalee Road and struck Lamorte's Jeep Cherokee.

Gregorio was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with injuries. He faces charges of driving under the influence and driving without a license.

"Thank God her life was spared," Veny Musum said Wednesday. "They told us that if she didn't have that exact vehicle, with that air bag, she would have been killed instantly. This has got to stop."

"We understand his concern," said Lt. J.J. Carroll of the Collier County Sheriff's Office. "We'll continue to do enforcement in that area."

Carroll said his deputies have spoken with Musum about his concerns with traffic on a number of occasions.

"We do have a DUI task force out there at night, and our deputies certainly do look for impaired drivers while on patrol," Carroll said.

While speaking with Musum, Fox 4 did observe deputies on motorcycles patrolling Collier Boulevard. But he would also like to see signs posted, warning drivers of radar enforcement.

"You have to have a systematic plan of action to ratchet this down and get it under control," Musum said.

"Right now, what we have is a Mad Max movie," he added.