(February 20, 2016)- A two vehicle crash yesterday afternoon shut down a North Cape intersection for almost 4 hours and sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

Yesterday afternoon around 2:00 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a serious injury crash at the intersection of Kismet Parkway and Nelson Rd.

The crash occurred when one vehicle ran a 4-way stop sign, striking another vehicle at the intersection.  The driver of one car and a passenger from the second were sent to the hospital.  The hospitalized river sustained life-threatening injuries.

Cape Coral Police Department Major Crash Investigator responded to the scene.  Forensics personnel and Victim Advocates also responded to assist.

The investigation shut down this intersection for about 4 hours.  A Ping4 alert was sent, warning drivers and resident sin the North end of Cape Coral to avoid the area.

The synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:  February 19, 2016
TIME:  2:01 PM
LOCATION:  Intersection of Kismet Parkway/Nelson Road.
CR#:  16-002822
ASSIGNED MCI: M/Cpl. Satterlee

VEHICLE 1: 2011 Kia Forte car, silver in color, Florida tag CBXX21.
DRIVER 1:  William Francis Sullivan, 59, W/M, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:  Sullivan suffered life threatening injuries.

VEHICLE 2: 2012 Kia Forte car, white in color, Florida tag BUPK48.
DRIVER 2:  Michael William Wisniewski, Jr., W/M, 18, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES:  Wisniewski suffered minor injuries and refused medical transport.

PASSENGER 1: JUVENILE W/M, 15 YOA, of Cape Coral, Florida.
PASSENGER 1 INJURIES: Juvenile suffered minor injuries in the traffic crash and refused medical transport.

PASSENGER 2:  Arielle J. Gray, 19, W/F, of Bokeelia, Florida.
PASSENGER 2 INJURIES:  Gray suffered minor injuries and was transported to Cape Coral Hospital by ambulance for medical attention.

SYNOPSIS:  Vehicle 1 was West on Kismet Parkway approaching the intersection of Nelson Road.  Vehicle 2 was stopped on Nelson Road facing North at the intersection of Kismet Parkway.

According to witnesses and evidence, Vehicle 1 ran the posted stop sign at the four-way intersection as Vehicle 2 was driving North in the intersection.  The front left of Vehicle 1 struck the front right of Vehicle 2.  Vehicle 1 was forced off the Northwest corner of the intersection, struck a stop sign, and came to rest in a vacant field.  Vehicle 2 was forced to the West and came to rest in the intersection.

The driver of Vehicle 1 (William Francis Sullivan) was found unresponsive on the front passenger seat.  The driver of Vehicle 1 was trauma alerted by ambulance to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of Vehicle 2 (Michael William Wisniewski, Jr) suffered minor injuries and refused medical transport.  The right front passenger of Vehicle 2 (Arielle J. Gray) suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  The right rear passenger of Vehicle 2 (JUVENILE) suffered minor injuries and refused medical transport.

Due to injury severity, M/Cpl. Satterlee, Ofc. D. Gray, Forensic Tech Fordham, and Victim Advocate Pena responded.  At a local hospital, it was determined that the driver of Vehicle 1 suffered a life threatening injury and several other serious injuries.  He is listed in critical condition.  The next of kin HAS BEEN notified.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol/drugs are a factor in the traffic crash. 

***There are 0 traffic fatalities and 4 MCI usages in our city in 2016. (There are 0 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash. These 0 "medical" fatalities are not included in the number of traffic fatalities).***

Breakdown of the past 5 years FYI:

2016: 0 Traffic fatalities, 0 DUI related (4 MCI usages)

2015: 13 Traffic fatalities, 9 DUI related (43 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)

PHOTO:  A 2 vehicle crash yesterday afternoon sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.  (Photo Courtesy of Sgt. Jon Kulko, Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit)

PHOTO:  A 2 vehicle crash yesterday afternoon sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.  (Photo Courtesy of Sgt. Jon Kulko, Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit)

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