Updated 3 p.m.
Friday morning's "crash" preceding the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Estero Parkway overpass was little more than a fender-bender, a transportation official said.
Mike Tisch of Lee County DOT said both vehicles were attempting to park for the ceremony when they hit each other. The Corvette suffered a scrape on one side, he said, and both drivers appeared okay.
Posted 10:42 a.m.
Welcome to the new Estero Parkway overpass - now buckle up.
Less than an hour before the new bridge spanning Interstate 75 officially opened this morning, two vehicles crashed on the nearby parkway.
One person was transported, via a passer-by's car, to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Schall. The accident involved a Corvette and a Ford F-250.
Though a Sheriff's Office dispatch report placed the wreck on the overpass, the bridge hadn't opened for traffic.
The first cars passed the span following a 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.