CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Cape Coral, FL 33990
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
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.
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)