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Cape Coral Police Respond to Serious Traffic Crash Involving Motorcycle; One Hospitalized in Critical Condition

 

(December 31, 2013)-  On Monday, December 30, 2013 at around 5:30 PM, the Cape Coral Police Department responded to the intersection of Ceitus Parkway and Burnt Store Road on a traffic crash involving a car and a motorcycle.  Officers arrived to find the motorcycle rider, without a helmet, and ejected from his bike.  

Below is the preliminary synopsis of the cars as prepared by one of our Major Crash Investigators (formerly titled Traffic Homicide Investigator).


DATE: December 30, 2013
TIME: 5:33 pm
CR: 13-020525
LOCATION: Burnt Store Road and Ceitus Parkway
ASSIGNED MCI: Ofc. N. Green

VEHICLE 1: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier car, Florida tag# H714DQ.
DRIVER 1: Dawn-Marie Eva Frieder, W/F, 7-31-1978, 4538 NW 36 Place, Cape Coral, Florida 33993.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Frieder suffered minor injuries in the traffic crash (refused transport).
PASSENGER 1: ***JUVENILE*** W/F, 6-18-1999.
PASSENGER 1 INJURIES: Juvenile suffered minor injuries in the traffic crash.
PASSENGER 2: *** JUVENILE***, W/F, 11-26-2002.
PASSENGER 2 INJURIES: Juvenile suffered no injuries in the traffic crash..

VEHICLE 2: 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle, Florida tag# 7026LV.
DRIVER 2: Shawn M. O’Brien, W/M, 2-16-1973, 2116 NW 24 Avenue, Cape Coral, Florida 33993.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: O’Brien suffered life threatening injuries in the traffic crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1, a car, was South on Burnt Store Road approaching the intersection of Ceitus Parkway.  Vehicle 2, a motorcycle, was traveling North on Burnt Store Road approaching the intersection of Ceitus Parkway.  At the intersection (no stop sign for North/South traffic), Vehicle 1 entered into the median turning area and then turned East (left) to go into the Walgreens parking lot.  Vehicle 1 drove directly in front of Vehicle 2.  Vehicle 2 was unable to stop.  The front of Vehicle 2 struck the front passenger side of Vehicle 1, forcing the driver of Vehicle 2 to be ejected from the vehicle.  Vehicle 2 and the driver of Vehicle 2 came to rest in the North lanes of Burnt Store Road.  Vehicle 1 came to stop on Ceitus Parkway.

The driver of Vehicle 2 suffered multiple life threatening injuries and was trauma alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital by ambulance.  The driver and front passenger of Vehicle 1 suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene by EMS.  The driver of Vehicle 2 is in ICU at Lee Memorial Hospital with multiple critical injuries.

It was determined that the driver of Vehicle 2 WAS NOT wearing a helmet at the time of the traffic crash.  Alcohol/drugs ARE NOT a factor in the traffic crash.  MCI Officers Green and Satterlee responded on-duty, as well as Forensics Potts.

***There are 18 traffic fatalities in our city in 2013. (There are 3 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash. These 3 "medical" fatalities are not included in the number of 18 traffic fatalities).***

 

Breakdown of the past 5 years fyi......

2013= 18 Traffic fatalities (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)

2012= 10 Traffic fatalities

2011= 11 Traffic fatalities (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)

2010= 9 Traffic fatalities

2009= 8 Traffic fatalities (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)

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