– A Publix employee is reported to be in critical condition after being hit by a car in the store’s parking lot.
Paramedics took Betty Henley, 76, of Englewood to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday, Henley was reportedly walking toward a shopping cart return bin at the Publix at 1500 Placida Road. The Florida Highway Patrol says John T. Elliott, 83,
of Placida, was backing out of a parking space when his Toyota Camry struck the rear of another parked car, then hit Henley, the cart bin and another parked car.
FHP says charges are pending in the investigation.