(August 7, 2015)-  A Cape Coral man was hospitalized late yesterday afternoon after rolling his vehicle in the 4400 block of Country Club Boulevard.

Investigators say 70 year old Marc Jay Bierach had difficulty negotiating the curve in the 4300 block of Country Club Boulevard losing control and rolling his SUV just after 5:00 PM.

The vehicle came to rest in the driveway of a house where it caught fire.  Cape Coral Police, Fire, and EMS responded and extricated Bierach from his vehicle.  He was trauma alerted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.  Charges pending.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE OF CRASH: August 6, 2015
TIME: 5:07 PM
LOCATION: 4400 block of Country Club Blvd.
CR#: 15-012602

VEHICLE 1 (V-1): A 2014, four door, silver Nissan Rogue SUV.    
DRIVER 1 (D-1): Marc Jay Bierach, W/M, 70, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Bierach was trauma alerted to a local hospital due to injuries he suffered in the traffic crash.

V-1 was traveling north on Country Club Blvd at the 4400 block in the outside lane.  At the 4400 block of the Country Club Blvd the road starts an S-curve, which curves the roadway left and then right at the 4300 block.

As V-1 was traveling, D-1 failed to negotiate the curve of the road and V-1`s right side tires left the roadway and entered into the grassy area between the road and the sidewalk. V-1 then continued northbound in the grass and the right front of V-1 struck two streets signs. After striking the street signs, V-1 came back onto the roadway and traveled north toward the 4300 block, crossing both northbound lanes of the road. The front tires of V-1 then struck the curb of the median and V-1 traveled north in the median of the road. As V-1 was traveling in the median, the front end of V-1 struck another street sign, then an oak tree, and finally a concrete light post. As V-1 struck the concrete light post, V-1 rotated clockwise, leaving the median and entered into the southbound lanes of the roadway. V-1 then rolled over onto the left side and slid northbound across both southbound lanes. As V-1 was sliding, it flipped over from its left side to its right side and came to final rest in the driveway of the residence located at 4306 Country Club Blvd.

Once V-1 was at its final rest, it caught fire and D-1 became trapped inside of V-1. CCFD arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire and extricated D-1 from V-1 through the roof.  D-1 was then treated at the scene by LCEMS Medic 4 and trauma altered to a local hospital for further treatment for his injuries. D-1 is currently at the hospital and in stable condition.

Due to the severity of the crash and D-1’s injuries, Major Crash Investigator Cpl. N. Green, Drug Recognition Expert Sgt. Causer, Forensics and Victim Advocates responded to the incident.

This crash is alcohol/drug related.

Breakdown of the past 5 years, FYI:

2015: 10 Traffic fatalities, 8 DUI related (30 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)

2014: 10 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (40 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled death)

2013: 19 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)

2012: 10 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (21 MCI usages)

2011: 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (24 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)

2010: 9 Traffic fatalities, 3 DUI related (22 MCI usages)

PHOTO:  File photo of Cape Coral Police Department cruiser outside of a Major Crash Investigation scene.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  File photo of Cape Coral Police Department cruiser outside of a Major Crash Investigation scene.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

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