(November 20, 2017) - The Cape Coral Police Department responded to a traffic crash with serious injury last night at the 4600-block of Del Prado Boulevard South. The synopsis from the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:   November 19, 2017
TIME:   11:43 pm
LOCATION:   4600-block Del Prado Boulevard South
CR#:   17-020916
ASSIGNED MCI:   Ofc. C. Mills

VEHICLE 1:   2016 Kawasaki motorcycle, Florida tag# 2816RW.
DRIVER 1:   Brian Joseph Dill, 12-20-87, W/M, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:   Dill suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

VEHICLE 2:   1994 Oldsmobile station wagon, Florida tag# 9268VS.
DRIVER 2:   Christopher K. Ruhnke, 6-19-87, W/M, of Fort Myers, FL.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES:   Ruhnke was not injured in the crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 2 was traveling northbound in the center lane of Del Prado Boulevard South approaching the intersection of SE 46th Street. Vehicle 1, also traveling northbound in the center lane of Del Prado Boulevard South, struck the rear of Vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 continued northbound into the inside lane of Del Prado Boulevard South where the driver of Vehicle 1 was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest on the roadway. Vehicle 2 pulled into the outside lane and came to final rest.

The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  Due to the extent of the injuries on scene, MCI officers A. Satterlee and C. Mills responded. 

At the hospital, it was determined that the driver of Vehicle 1’s injuries were not life-threatening.  This traffic crash IS alcohol/drug related.  The next-of-kin HAS notified.  Case pending further MCI investigation.

***There are 15 traffic fatalities and 38 MCI usages in our city in 2017. (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 several years fyi......

2017: 14 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (38 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled death)

2016: 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (35 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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