(November 13, 2014)-  Cape Coral Police Department responded to a call earlier this afternoon of a child hit by a car in the 700 block of SW 5th St.

Initial reports were that the child sustained life-threatening injuries when a vehicle turned into the driveway of a residence, striking the child at low speed.  Police, Fire, and EMS units responded.  The child was trauma alerted to a nearby hospital.  Cape Coral Police Department Major Crash Investigator and Forensics Personnel responded.

It was later learned that the child's injuries were non-life-threatening.  The Major Crash Investigator's initial synopsis is below:

DATE: November 13, 2014
TIME: 2:55 pm
LOCATION: 728 SW 5 Street
CR#: 14-018149
ASSIGNED MCI: M/Cpl. Satterlee

VEHICLE 1 (V-1): Oldsmobile Silhouette mini van.
DRIVER 1 (D-1): Esther Salas Fuentes, H/F, 48, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Fuentes suffered no injuries in the traffic crash.

PEDESTRIAN: ***JUVENILE*** Juan Manuel Fuentes Jr, H/M, of Cape Coral, Florida.
PEDESTRIAN INJURIES: Fuentes initially reported life threatening injuries.

SYNOPSIS:  V-1 was traveling East on SW 5 Street and pulled into the driveway of 728 SW 5 Street at a slow speed.  The driver continued towards her garage when her 4 year old son went in front of the vehicle.  The front right wheel of V-1 drove over the Pedestrian.  V-1 came to an immediate stop and the juvenile got up from the ground.  Lee County EMS responded and trauma alerted the juvenile to a local hospital.  Hospital staff advised that the juvenile suffered minor injuries (scrapes to his head) and was to be released soon.

MCI Satterlee and Forensics Specialist Buckner responded.  The next-of-kin has been notified.  The traffic crash is NOT alcohol/drug related.  Case is complete, accident report completed.


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