(October 17, 2016)-  Cape Coral Police are investigating a crash between a car and a bicycle that shut down SW Pine Island Road last night, resulting in life-threatening injuries.

Shortly before 7:30 PM on October 16th, Cape Coral Police responded to a crash involving a bicycle in the 1900 block of SW Pine Island Road. The passenger of the bicycle, an 11 year old B/M of Cape Coral, was airlifted to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the bicycle, a 13 year old B/M of Cape Coral, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Cape Coral Police Department Patrol, Major Crash Investigator, Forensics, and Victim Advocates responded to assist.  A Ping4 alert was sent at the request of the Watch Commander.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:  October 16, 2016
TIME:  7:31 PM
LOCATION: 1900 block SW Pine Island Road
CR#:  16-016494
ASSIGNED MCI: Officer D. Gray

VEHICLE 1:  Red 2011 Chevrolet Cruze car.
DRIVER 1:  16 year old W/M of St James City, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:  Driver was not injured in the traffic crash.
PASSENGER 1: 16 year old W/M of St James City, Florida.
PASSENGER 1 (right front passenger) INJURIES: Passenger was not injured in the traffic crash.

BICYCLIST 1 (driver): 13 year old B/M of Cape Coral, Florida.
BICYCLIST 1 INJURIES: Bicyclist 1 suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries.
BICYCLIST 2 (passenger): 11 year old B/M of Cape Coral, Florida.
BICYCLIST 2 INJURIES: Bicycle passenger suffered life threatening injuries.

SYNOPSIS: Vehicle 1 was traveling East in the 1900 block of SW Pine Island Road in the inside lane. A bicycle turned East into the bicycle lane in the 1900 block of SW Pine Island Road from Nott Road and then crossed from South to North across SW Pine Island Road and into the path of Vehicle 1.

The bicycle was being driven by 13 year old B/M, and 11 year old B/M was a passenger standing on the pegs attached to the rear wheel. The left front of Vehicle 1 collided with the left side of the bicycle in the inside lane. Bicycle driver was thrown from the bicycle and came to final rest in the grass center median. Bicycle passenger was propelled onto the hood and then onto the windshield of Vehicle 1 before becoming airborne and coming to rest in the grass center median. Vehicle 1 came to rest on the edge of the inside East lane of SW Pine Island Rd.

The bicycle was not equipped with a headlight, taillight, nor any type of front, rear, or side reflectors. Neither of the bicyclists were wearing a safety helmet.

The driver and passenger of Vehicle 1 were not injured in the crash. The driver of the bicycle suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The bicycle passenger suffered life threatening injuries and was flown by helicopter to a regional hospital.

The Cape Coral Fire Department, Lee County EMS, the Cape Coral Police Department, THI Officer D. Gray, Victim Advocate, and Forensics personnel responded.  It is UNKNOWN if alcohol/drugs are a factor in the traffic crash.  

SW Pine Island Road (both directions) were closed down for an extended period of time due to the traffic crash investigation.

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