(April 5, 2015)- Last night, just before midnight, Cape Coral Police responded to a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV at the intersection of Cape Coral Parkway East and SE 6 Ave.
The motorcyclist sustained life threatening injuries and was trauma-alerted to a local hospital. Cape Coral Police Major Crash Investigator, Victim Advocates, and Forensics responded to assist.
The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:
DATE: April 4, 2015
TIME: 11:57 pm
LOCATION: Intersection of Cape Coral Parkway East and SE 6 Avenue
ASSIGNED MCI: M/Cpl. Satterlee
VEHICLE 1: 2001 silver Ford Expedition.
DRIVER 1: Jorge Juan Ferrer, 54, H/M, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: No injuries.
VEHICLE 2: 2000 red/blue Harley Davidson motorcycle.
DRIVER 2: Robert Philip LeBlanc, Jr., 50, W/M, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: LeBlanc, Jr. suffered life threatening head injuries.
SYNOPSIS: Vehicle 1 was traveling West on Cape Coral Parkway approaching the intersection of SE 6 Avenue. Vehicle 2 (a motorcycle) was traveling East on Cape Coral Parkway in the middle lane approaching the intersection of SE 6 Avenue.
According to the driver of Vehicle 1, he stopped in the South turn lane at the intersection while he had a solid green light. The driver advised that he saw a car far down the road and did not see any other vehicles. The driver of Vehicle 1 then made a u-turn to travel East on Cape Coral Parkway. During the u-turn, Vehicle 1 turned in front of Vehicle 2 causing the front of Vehicle 2 to strike the right rear of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 came to rest in the outside East lane. Vehicle 2 and driver of Vehicle 2 came to rest in the middle lane near the intersection. Prior to impact, Vehicle 2 left approximately 158 feet of skid.
During the traffic crash, the driver of Vehicle 2 struck his head and face against the right rear of the vehicle causing life threatening head injuries. The driver of Vehicle 2 was not conscious and was trauma alerted to a local hospital by ambulance. It was determined that the driver of Vehicle 2 had a half-shell helmet on but it is unknown if it is a DOT approved helmet (further investigation). The driver of Vehicle 1 did not suffer injuries.
On scene, drugs and drug paraphernalia were located in the saddlebags of Vehicle 2. Drug paraphernalia was also located on the person of the driver of Vehicle 2 at the hospital by emergency room staff. All items were placed into evidence.
Due to injuries, a Major Crash Investigation has been started. The next-of-kin HAS BEEN notified from out of town and is responding. MCI Satterlee, Lt. Barnes, and Forensic Tech Lansky responded. This traffic crash IS alcohol AND drug related and charges are pending further investigation.
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