(September 28, 2018)-  Cape Coral Police are investigating a serious injury crash that sent one person to the hospital in critical condition.

Around 8:00 AM, Cape Coral Police responded to a 2-vehicle crash at Del Prado Blvd N and De Navarra Pkwy. 

A Major Crash Investigator, Victim Advocate, Forensics, and a Drug Recognition Expert responded to assist with this investigation.  A Ping4alerts! was sent, warning drivers and residents of the traffic hazard.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:


DATE:  September 27, 2018

TIME:  7:57 AM

LOCATION: Del Prado Blvd N/De Navarra Pkwy

CR#:  18-018612

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on De Navarra Pkwy in the inside straight lane approaching the intersection with Del Prado Blvd N and came to a stop at the stop sign. Vehicle 2 was traveling northbound on Del Prado Blvd N in the inside lane approaching the intersection with De Navarra Pkwy. Vehicle 1 then moved straight across the southbound lanes of Del Prado Blvd N into the center median crossover and again stopped. As Vehicle 2 passed through the intersection, Vehicle 1 began to cross the northbound lanes into the path of Vehicle 2. The front of Vehicle 1 collided with the left rear tire/quarter panel of Vehicle 2. 

After the impact, Vehicle 1 rolled to a stop on De Navarra Pkwy on the east side of the intersection. The impact caused Vehicle 2 to rotate counter-clockwise as it continued traveling northbound in the inside lane. As Vehicle 2 rotated to nearly 180 degrees, its right-side tires collided with the center median curb and then skidded sideways onto the grassy center median. As Vehicle 2 continued skidding to the north, its right-side tires dug into the ground which caused the vehicle to roll to its right. As Vehicle 2 rolled to the right the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected through the broken driver’s window and came to rest in the southbound lanes of Del Prado Blvd N behind the final rest position for Vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 rolled several times and came to final rest upright and facing to the southwest in the southbound lanes of Del Prado Blvd N. 

The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered minor injuries in the crash; the passengers of Vehicle 1 were not injured. The driver of Vehicle 2 suffered serious life-threatening injuries in the crash and was trauma alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital where he is currently in a critical condition. 

Alcohol/drugs ARE NOT a factor in the traffic crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.

***There are 5 traffic fatalities and 24 MCI usages in our city in 2018. (There are 3 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.2018= 5 Traffic Fatalities, 2 DUI related (24 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)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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