(April 2, 2016)-  Cape Coral Police Major Crash Investigator investigated a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle last night.

Around 10:20 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a traffic crash in the 100 block of Hunter Boulevard.  A motorcyclist, 71-year old Martin Peter Kaczerski of Cape Coral, failed to make the turn onto Hunter Boulevard from SE 24th Avenue, and left the roadway.  Kaczerski lost control of the motorcycle and crashed, suffering multiple injuries. Kaczerski was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Cape Coral Police Department Major Crash Investigator and Forensics responded to the scene.  Kaczerski was trauma-alerted to a local hospital.  It was later determine that Kaczerski's injuries weren't life-threatening and that his blood alcohol content was .157, almost twice the legal limit.

Criminal charges are pending.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE: April 1, 2016
TIME: 10:22 pm
LOCATION: 100 block Hunter Boulevard (near Hancock bridge Pkwy/SE 24 Avenue)
CR: 16-005355
ASSIGNED MCI: M/Cpl. Andrew Satterlee

VEHICLE 1: 2001 red Harley Davidson motorcycle.
DRIVER 1: Martin Peter Kaczerski, W/M, 71, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Kaczerski suffered life threateninginjuries (originally reported).

SYNOPSIS: Vehicle 1, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, was driving south on NE 24 Avenue and turned left onto Hunter Boulevard.  Hunter Boulevard is a small connector roadway between NE 24 Avenue and Hancock Bridge Parkway.  Hunter Boulevard is straight and then curves left then right when traveling South prior to the intersection of Hancock Bridge Parkway.

According to the witness, Vehicle 1 turned onto Hunter Boulevard and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway.  As the road curved left, Vehicle 1 drove off the roadway and entered the curb/gutter area and possibly struck a raised curb.  Vehicle 1 began to “wobble” and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle.  Vehicle 1 crashed onto the roadway with both driver and vehicle coming to rest in the Northbound lanes of Hunter Boulevard.  During the traffic crash, the driver (sole occupant) suffered multiple injuries, including a head injury.  The driver of Vehicle 1 was NOT wearing a helmet.  Lee County EMS trauma alerted the driver to a local hospital.  MCI Satterlee, Ofc. Fessel, and Forensics personnel responded.

At the hospital it was determined that the driver of Vehicle 1 had multiple non-life threatening injuries (head, arm, and chest injuries) and was beinglisted in stable condition.  It was further determined that the driver of Vehicle 1 had a BAC of 0.157, well above the legal limit of 0.080.

Based on all information, the driver is expected to survive and a criminal investigation has begun.  This traffic crash IS alcohol/drug related.  The drive of Vehicle 1 WAS NOT wearing a helmet at the time of the traffic crash.

***There are 1 traffic fatalities and 7 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 (7 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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