Dr. Sibyl Simon: Coral Springs psychiatrist arrested for hit-and-run crash on Turnpike
Troopers found her damaged car spray-painted
By Jennifer Tintner
August 2, 2017
The victim told troopers he was driving Northbound on the turnpike heading to Disney World with his wife and children in a red Subaru sedan on July 17, a report states.
He said in the report a white Toyota Prius was weaving aggressively through traffic when the Prius passed him on the right shoulder and collided with him.
The man’s wife was able to take a picture of the Prius as it fled from the scene.
A trooper tracked the license plate of the car to Avis, who said it was rented to Dr. Sibyl Simon, of Coral Springs.
Simon is employed at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce and a trooper found the Prius in the hospital’s parking lot with damage to it, the report states.
He said he could see red paint in the damaged area of the car, but it appeared it was spray-painted over. He said he could tell from the paint on the ground the car had been painted where it was parked.
The trooper also believes Simon used nail polish remover to take off the red paint.
Simon agreed to talk to investigators at the trooper station in Fort Pierce. She told them in an interview that she was not in a crash. She insisted the damage on her car was from hitting a rail inside of her garage at home, the report states.
Simon told the trooper she bought the paint in Walmart and painted the car in the hospital parking lot.
The trooper said he believes the evidence is consistent with the victim’s story.
Simon is charged with damaging property and destroying evidence. She was booked released from the St. Lucie County Jail on $10,000 bond on July 31.