(December 20, 2014)-  At around 7:00 PM on Friday, Cape Coral Police responded to a serious injury crash at the intersection of Nicholas Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard.  A single vehicle left the road and struck a concrete retaining wall.

Cape Coral Police Department Patrol and Traffic Units responded along with Forensics and Victim Advocates.  

Preliminary Synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE: December 19, 2014
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Santa Barbara Blvd and Nicholas Pkwy
CR#: 14-020245

VEHICLE 1 (V-1): A 2012, four door, black Kia Forte.   
DRIVER 1 (D-1): Kevin Barry Keinath, W/M, 41, of Cape Coral, Florida.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Keinath suffered from a medical problem prior to the traffic crash but did not suffer any injuries as a result of the crash itself. The medical problem was determined to be life threatening and Keinath was transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

SYNOPSIS:  V-1 was traveling Northbound in the right turn lane of Santa Barbara Blvd, approaching the intersection of Nicholas Pkwy.

While V-1 was traveling, the driver of V-1 suffered a medical problem, which caused the driver of V-1 to lose control of V-1. V-1 then veered to the right, running off of the road and striking the curb of the sidewalk. After striking the curb, V-1 continued Northeast, across the sidewalk until the right front bumper of V-1 struck a concreted retaining wall at the corner of Santa Barbara Blvd and Nicholas Pkwy, at which time V-1 came to its final rest on the sidewalk and against the wall. 

 The driver of V-1 was treated by LCEMS at the scene for the medical problem and transported to a local hospital for further treatment. At this time the driver of V-1 is listed in critical condition. The next of kin for Keinath have been notified of the incident.

Due to the severity of the medical problem and traffic crash, MCI Ofc. N. Green, Forensics Specialist Buckner, and V.A. Lucas responded to the scene.

 This traffic crash IS NOT alcohol/drug related. 


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