(November 16, 2016)- A traffic crash in the 2100 block of Tropicana Parkway West on Friday, November 11, 2016 involving a juvenile on a bicycle sadly claimed the young boy's life.
On November 11, 2016 at around 7:10pm, Cape Coral Police responded to a traffic crash involving a pickup truck and a bicycle at the 2100 block of Tropicana Parkway West. The bicycle rider, a 12 year old white male of Cape Coral, passed away at the scene. The driver of the pickup, Angelo Livolsi, 33 of Cape Coral, did not suffer any injuries.
The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:
DATE: November 11, 2016
TIME: 7:10 pm
LOCATION: 2100 block Tropicana Parkway West
ASSIGNED THI: Officer D. Gray
VEHICLE 1: Green/Silver 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
DRIVER 1: Angelo James Livolsi, W/M, 01/23/83, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Livolsi was not injured in the traffic crash.
BICYCLIST 1: 12 year old juvenile, W/M, of Cape Coral, FL.
BICYCLIST 1 INJURIES: The juvenile suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
Vehicle 1 was traveling West in the 2100 block of Tropicana Parkway in the inside lane. Bicyclist 1 was riding his bicycle West in the 2100 block of Tropicana Pkwy in the inside lane. The left front of Vehicle 1 collided with the rear of the bicycle. Bicyclist 1 was propelled onto the hood of Vehicle 1 and then continued forward and came to rest in the center of the West lanes of Tropicana Pkwy. Vehicle 1 came to rest in the roadway shortly after the collision. The bicyclist was accompanied by his sister and a friend who were also walking in the roadway in the inside lane of Tropicana Parkway immediately prior to the crash. The bicycle was not equipped with a headlight or taillight, and the bicycle rider was not wearing a safety helmet.
The driver of Vehicle 1 was not injured in the crash. The driver of the bicycle suffered multiple life threatening injuries and was transported to the Cape Coral Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Cape Coral Fire Department, Lee County EMS, and the Cape Coral Police Department responded. THI Officers D. Gray and C. Mills responded, as did a Victim Advocate and Forensics. Alcohol/drugs are NOT a factor in the traffic crash.
Tropicana Parkway was closed down for an extended period of time due to the traffic crash investigation. The bicyclist's guardian/next-of-kin has been notified.
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