Man who calls out speeders gets hit by truck

Posted at 10:47 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 07:32:17-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- James Williams is so passionate about the dangers on Staley Road, he's on a mission to stop it.  From cameras perched outside his home  to yelling at speeding drivers, he's tried it all. 

Now he says the very problem he's been trying to stop resulted in a scary situation, after a driver hit him in front of his home and sped off.

You might recognize James Williams after he got in trouble for throwing some logs at speeding trucks a few years back.  And he's still at his crusade, posting clips documenting his concerns to social media sites.

"I'm tired, I'm sore," said Williams.

Tuesday evening, he heard an air horn blasted by trucks. He grabbed his phone, called the sheriff, and headed outside.  "I was on the phone with her trying to get the tag number of the trucks when I was hit," said Williams.

Williams was thrown into a ditch by his driveway.  He was treated on scene but refused to go to the hospital; instead electing to stitch and bandage himself up.

"I got a nice little tear right here where I guess I hit the grill of the truck."

The driver of the black Ford F-250 pickup is described as a white male in his late teens and early twenties.

He tried to rest inside his home but you can see the ever watchful camera perched in his window, to be a deterrent for harassment.  "I get harassed, disturbed all night long...people coming by blowing air horns, honking their horns, doing burn, two, three, four o'clock in the morning," said Williams.

Williams isn't the only one being targeted.  His neighbors out on Staley Road refused to go on camera, saying they didn't want to be dragged in deeper than they already are.  "They are just making themselves look like idiots, " said Williams.