(June 5, 2017)-  A single-vehicle crash yesterday on Skyline Boulevard sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

At around 3:40 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a single-vehicle roll-over crash in the 1800 block of Skyline Boulevard.  The crash shut down traffic in both directions for a couple of hours.  The driver of the vehicle, identified as Sean Patrick Farley, 32, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained life-threatening injuries.  Farley was taken as a trauma alert to a local hospital.  Investigation was assumed by the Major Crash Investigator and revealed that Farley's blood alcohol content (BAC) was .244.  Investigation is ongoing.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE:  June 4, 2017
TIME:  3:39 PM
LOCATION: Skyline Blvd/SW 18th St
CR#:  17-010040
ASSIGNED MCI: Officer D. Gray

VEHICLE 1:  Silver 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup.
DRIVER 1: Sean Patrick Farley, W/M, 32, of, Cape Coral, Florida.  
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:  Farley suffered life threatening injuries in the traffic crash.

SYNOPSIS: Vehicle 1 was traveling south on Skyline Blvd, approaching the intersection with SW 18th St and drifted into the center median left turn lane. As Vehicle 1 reached the end of the turn lane, it suddenly swerved back into the south inside lane of Skyline. As the driver of Vehicle 1 over-steered, the vehicle started to yaw and the right rear tire began to track to the right outside of the track of the right front tire. Vehicle 1 continued south in a yaw and crossed into the center median. The left front portion of the front bumper collided with a tree in the center median causing Vehicle 1 to rotate counter clockwise. Vehicle 1 continued to skid sideways, south across the center median and then entered the north lanes of Skyline Blvd. Both right tires of Vehicle 1 dug into the roadway causing Vehicle 1 to rollover to the right. Vehicle 1 rolled one complete roll and came to final rest facing to the northeast on the sidewalk/grass to the right side of the north lanes of Skyline Blvd.

When Vehicle 1 rolled over, the driver was ejected through the open drivers window. Driver of Vehicle 1 came to final rest on the grass shoulder to the right side of the north lanes of Skyline Blvd. The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered life threatening injuries in the crash and was trauma alerted to a local hospital. Driver of Vehicle 1 was found to have a BAC of .244.

Due to the injuries to Driver 1, MCI D. Gray responded and took over the investigation. Forensics personnel and Victim Advocate also responded.

Alcohol IS a factor in this crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.

***There are 5 traffic fatalities and 17 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: 5 Traffic fatalities, 3 DUI related (17 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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