(January 25, 2017)-  A t-bone crash on Pine Island Road last night sent 2 people to the hospital.

Last night around 7:00 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a t-bone crash at the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Pine Island Road.

A car making the left-turn from westbound Pine Island Road onto southbound Skyline Boulevard was t-boned, sending it into a ditch.  Occupants of both vehicles sustained injuries.  The right rear passenger of the vehicle that turned left, a 7-year old boy, sustained life-threatening injuries and was trauma-alerted to a local hospital, then airlifted to a hospital in the Tampa Bay area.

The Major Crash Investigator, Forensics, and Victim Advocate responded on this crash.  A Ping4alert was issued by the Public Affairs Office, warning drivers of the crash.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE: January 24, 2017
TIME: 6:57 PM
LOCATION: Intersection of Pine Island Road and Skyline Boulevard
CR#: 17-001458
ASSINGED MCI: M/Cpl. Andrew Satterlee

VEHICLE 1: 2013 Hyundai Sonata car.
DRIVER 1: Jacqueline L. Maurer, W/F, 52 YOA, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER INJURIES: Maurer suffered minor injuries.
PASSENGER: JUVENILE, W/M, 7, of Lehigh Acres, FL.
PASSENGER INJURIES: JUVENILE suffered life threatening head injuries in the traffic crash.

VEHICLE 2: 2002 BMW 530i car.
DRIVER 2: JUVENILE, W/M, 17, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER INJURIES: JUVENILE suffered minor injuries.
PASSENGER: Blake Repka Destout, W/M, 18, of Cape Coral, FL.
PASSENGER INJURIES: JUVENILE suffered minor injuries.

SYNOPSIS: Vehicle 1 was westbound on Pine Island Road approaching Skyline Boulevard in the southbound turn lane.  Vehicle 2 was eastbound on Pine Island Road in the inside lane.  Vehicle 2 was changing lanes into the outside lane as Vehicle 1 began to make its turn across Pine Island Road. Vehicle 1 drove directly into the path of Vehicle 2.  The front of Vehicle 2 struck the passenger side of Vehicle 1 (t-bone).  Vehicle 1 was forced to the Southeast and ended up in a ditch.  Vehicle 2 came to a stop in the outside eastbound lane of Pine Island Road.

During the traffic crash, a 7 year old juvenile in the right rear passenger seat (in a child seat) suffered a life-threatening head injury.  The juvenile was trauma alerted by ambulance to a local hospital and was then airlifted to another hospital in the Tampa Bay area.  The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital (released later).  The driver and passenger in Vehicle 2 suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention.

Based on injuries, a Major Crash Investigation is being conducted.  The next-of-kin HAS BEEN contacted for all involved.  This traffic crash IS NOT alcohol/drug related.

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