(September 12, 2016)-  Cape Coral Police are investigating a crash that occurred just before 8:00 AM this morning in the 800 block of Del Prado that sent a bicyclist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and shut down southbound traffic for over two hours.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:  September 12, 2016
TIME:  7:53 AM
LOCATION:  800 block Del Prado Boulevard South
CR:  16-014450
ASSIGNED MCI:  M/Cpl. Andrew Satterlee

VEHICLE 1:  Genesis Maxair bicycle.
DRIVER 1: David L. Biasotti, W/M, 45, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:  Biasotti suffered life threatening head injuries.

VEHICLE 2:  2016 black Dodge Dart.
DRIVER 2: Tamara Medina Moreno, H/F, 48, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES:  Moreno suffered no injuries in the traffic crash.
PASSENGER 1:  Marilyn V. Medina, H/F, 21, of Cape Coral, Florida.
PASSENGER 1 INJURIES:  Medina suffered no injuries in the traffic crash.

SYNOPSIS: Vehicle 1, a bicyclist, was stopped on the East side of Del Prado Boulevard on the sidewalk, approximately 120 feet South of the intersection of Viscaya Parkway.  Vehicle 2 was stopped on Del Prado Boulevard in the inside lane facing South at the red light of Viscaya Parkway.  According to a witness, the bicyclist rode his bicycle across the North lanes of Del Prado Boulevard (to the West) with traffic stopped.  The bicyclist then drove onto the median and then into the inside South lane of Del Prado Boulevard.  Unbeknownst to the bicyclist, Vehicle 2 has started South on a green light.  The bicyclist drove directly in front of South traffic and in front of Vehicle 2.  The front of Vehicle 2 struck the right side of the bicyclist.  The bicycle rider struck the hood and windshield and came to final rest in the middle South lane of Del Prado Boulevard.  Vehicle 2 came to rest in the inside lane.

Lee County EMS and CCFD responded and trauma alerted the bicyclist to a local hospital with multiple life threatening injuries.  The bicyclist is listed in critical condition with a head injury.  The bicyclist WAS NOT wearing a helmet.  MCI officers Satterlee and C. Mills responded.  Forensics personnel and Victim Advocate also responded.  It is unknown if this traffic crash was alcohol/drug related at this time.  The next-of-kin for the bicyclist HAS NOT been contacted (we are having a difficult time locating one).

***There are 5 traffic fatalities and 21 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: 5 Traffic fatalities, 2 DUI related (21 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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