(March 29, 2016)- Cape Coral Police investigated a single vehicle crash that shut down a major intersection this afternoon for about 2 hours.
Shortly after 2:30 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard and Hancock Bridge Parkway. The vehicle let the roadway, striking a utility box and pole.
Patrol, Major Crash Investigator, and Forensics responded to assist. Investigation revealed that the driver suffered a major medical event prior to the crash. The driver was hospitalized in critical condition.
Major Crash Investigator synopsis is below:
DATE: March 29, 2016
TIME: 2:39 pm
LOCATION: Del Prado Boulevard and Hancock Bridge Parkway intersection.
ASSIGNED MCI: M/Cpl. Andrew Satterlee
VEHICLE 1: 2011 Ford F-150, bronze in color.
DRIVER 1: Mark Andrew Boyar, W/M, 47, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Boyar is in critical condition.
SYNOPSIS: According to witnesses, Vehicle 1 was south on Del Prado Boulevard approaching the intersection of Hancock Bridge Parkway in the outside lane. As Vehicle 1 entered into the intersection, it veered to the right and drove off the corner of the intersection and onto a sidewalk. Vehicle 1 continued and struck a metal utility box, a crosswalk pole, and came to final rest against a large metal utility pole.
Several witnesses ran to the driver of Vehicle 1 (sole occupant) and observed that he was having a medical episode. The driver of Vehicle 1 was helped from his vehicle and CPR was started. Lee County EMS arrived and again CPR was performed inside of the ambulance. The driver of Vehicle 1 was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver of Vehicle 1 was later transported by ambulance to another hospital where he is currently. Medical staff advise that the driver of Vehicle 1 has suffered a major medical event.
The next of kin HAS BEEN notified. This traffic crash DOES NOT appear to be drug/alcohol related. There is no evidence of contact between Vehicle 1 and any other vehicle. Case pending further investigation.
***There have been 1 traffic fatality and 6 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 6 years, FYI:
2016: 1 Traffic fatalities, 0 DUI related (6 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled death)
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)
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