(February 8, 2018) - The Cape Coral Police Department responded to a crash involving a pedestrian last night at the 300 block of Cape Coral Parkway West. The Major Crash Investigator and Forensics responded to the scene, and a Ping4alert was issued to citizens in the area. The synopsis from the Major Crash Investigator is below:
DATE: February 7, 2018
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 314 Cape Coral Parkway W
ASSIGNED MCI: Officer D. Gray
VEHICLE 1: White 2017 Nissan Murano SUV, Florida tag.
DRIVER 1: Sherrill C. Huff, W/M, 4/23/1944, of 111 SW 56th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: S. Huff was not injured in the crash.
PASSENGER 1 (Right Front): Antoinette S. Huff, W/F, 6/12/1952, of 111 SW 56th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL.
PASSENGER 1 INJURIES: A. Huff was not injured in the crash.
PEDESTRIAN 1: Jamie L. Pates, W/F, 04/28/1987, of 2619 SW 22nd Place, Cape Coral FL.
PEDESTRIAN 1 INJURIES: Pates suffered serious injuries in the crash.
Vehicle 1 was traveling east in the 300-blk of Cape Coral Parkway W in the inside lane. The pedestrian was walking across the 300-blk of Cape Coral Parkway W, from south to north, and not at a marked crosswalk. The front of Vehicle 1 collided with the pedestrian in the inside east lane. The pedestrian came to final rest on the roadway in the east center lane. Vehicle 1 came to final rest in the inside east lane.
The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was trauma alerted to a local hospital where she is currently in a stable condition. The driver and passenger of Vehicle 1 were not injured.
MCI Officers D. Gray and C. Mills, and DRE J. Carson responded. CCPD Forensics and a Victim Advocate also responded.
Alcohol/drugs ARE a factor in the traffic crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.
***There are 2 traffic fatalities and 5 MCI usages in our city in 2018. (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......
2018: 2 Traffic fatalities, 1 DUI related (5 MCI usages)
2017: 17 Traffic fatalities, 8 DUI related (46 MCI usages)
2016: 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (35 MCI usages)
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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