(April 28, 2017)-  Cape Coral Police Major Crash Investigator is investigating a Thursday afternoon crash that sent both drivers to the hospital.

Around 1:30 PM yesterday, Cape Coral Police responded to a crash in the 1300 block of Cape Coral Parkway West, involving two vehicles that crashed head-on.

The drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized, one with life-threatening injuries.

Major Crash Investigator, Victim advocate, and Forensics personnel responded to the scene to assist.  The roadway was partially obstructed for almost 2 hours as the Major Crash Investigator conducted the investigation. A Ping4 alert was sent, warning drivers and residents in the area.

The initial information indicates that alcohol is a factor in this crash.  The investigation is ongoing.

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The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE: April 27, 2017
TIME: 1:33 PM
LOCATION: Cape Coral Pkwy W/SW 13th Ave
CR#: 17-007471         
ASSIGNED MCI: Officer D. Gray

VEHICLE 1: 2009 black Nissan Versa four door car.
DRIVER 1: Dolores Corinne Fiorentini, W/F, 77, of Cape Coral, FL, 33914.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Fiorentini suffered possible life-threatening injuries in the collision.

VEHICLE 2: 1999 white Ford F-350 pickup truck.
DRIVER 2: Sebastian Lopez Gonzalez, W/M, 50, of Cape Coral, FL, 33914.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Gonzalez suffered minor injuries in the crash.

SYNOPSIS: Vehicle 1 was traveling on the wrong side of the roadway, west in the east inside lane, at the 1300-block of Cape Coral Parkway W. Vehicle 2 was traveling east in the east center lane at the 1300-block of Cape Coral Parkway W. As Vehicle 1 approached oncoming traffic, it swerved from the inside to the center lane, still traveling in the wrong direction, and collided with Vehicle 2. The front of Vehicle 1 collided with the front left portion of Vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 was then propelled backwards, crossed over the center median and came to final rest facing to the southwest in the center median turn lane of Cape Coral Parkway W at the intersection with SW 13th Avenue. Vehicle 2 came to final rest in the east center lane of Cape Coral Parkway W.

The driver of Vehicle 1 sustained possible life threatening injuries in the crash and was trauma alerted to a local hospital. The driver of Vehicle 2 sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Due to the injuries sustained by the driver of Vehicle 1, Officer Gray responded and conducted a major crash investigation. Victim Advocate and Forensics personnel also responded. The driver of Vehicle 1 was found to have a medical BAC of .222.

This crash IS drug/alcohol related. The next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified for all involved.

***There are 1 traffic fatalities and 10 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: 1 Traffic fatalities, 0 DUI related (10 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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