Southwest Florida intersection leaves motorists in the dark
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - A dark Ft. Myers intersection has one woman worried for people's safety.
Diane Jankowski travels through the intersection of Three Oaks Parkway and Corkscrew Road every morning before the sun comes up. She says the lights there have been out for months now and she's well into her third week of phone calls to fix the problem.
"Any pedestrian crossing the road, I would not be able to see them," she said.
Diane is now seeing red after going through a lot of red tape to fix what she believes is a safety issue after seeing many accidents there; one just this week.
Not knowing where to turn, she called the Lee County Department of Transportation the beginning of this month. They sent her to Florida Power and Light where she's had to file two complaints since then.
"It's not what I expect at all for safety," she said. "I work in the customer service field, my job is to take care of customers and follow it through to the end and I feel like it should have been a safety concern."
FOX 4 tried to shed some light on the situation and called FP&L.
"I don't give up. I'm not giving up," said Jankowski. "I'm going to continue to pursue it and if I have to call the commissioners office to find out who is going to repair the light, then that's who I'll call."
Reporter Kelli Stegeman was on the phone several times with FP&L Thursday. Late Thursday night, a representative told her they they did send crews out to investigate and found that they do not own the lights in question.
FOX 4 will continue to keep an eye on the the story and bring any updates.