(January 15, 2019)-  Cape Coral Police are investigating a serious injury crash that sent one person to the hospital.

On January 12, 2019 around 9:06, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service in reference to a single vehicle (motorcycle) traffic crash at the intersection of Diplomat Pkwy E and Corbett RD. 

The single rider was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.  A Major Crash Investigator, Victim Advocate, Forensics, and a Drug Recognition Expert responded to assist with this investigation.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:


DATE:  January 12, 2019

TIME:  9:06 PM

LOCATION: Diplomat Pkwy E / Corbett Rd

CR#:  19-000800

ASSIGNED MCI: Officer D. Gray 

VEHICLE 1: Black 2013 Suzuki GSX1300RA motorcycle. 

DRIVER 1: 40 year old Male.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Suffered life threatening injuries in the crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling westbound at the 2500-block of Diplomat Pkwy E in the inside lane. As Vehicle 1 passed the intersection with Corbett Rd and entered a sharp right-hand curve, it was traveling too fast to safely maneuver the curve and left the roadway to the left. Vehicle 1 collided with the center median curb and then continued traveling west over the grassy center median. Vehicle 1 then fell to its right side and the driver was ejected. Vehicle 1 and the rider continued traveling diagonally to the west across the grassy center median and then both entered the eastbound lanes. The driver came to final rest lying across the inside curb of the eastbound lanes of Diplomat Pkwy E. Vehicle 1 continued traveling diagonally to the west across both eastbound lanes of Diplomat Pkwy E and then collided with the curb on the south side of the roadway where it came to final rest. The driver of Vehicle 1 was not wearing a safety helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered serious life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to a local hospital. 

 Major Crash Investigator Officer D. Gray, Drug Recognition Expert Sergeant J. Carson, Forensic Technician K. Buckner-Brager, and Victim Advocate’s responded.

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

***There are 0 traffic fatalities and 3 MCI usages in our city in 2019. (There are 0 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.)2019= 0 Traffic Fatalities, 0 DUI related (3 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled deaths)2018= 8 Traffic Fatalities, 3 DUI related (30 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)

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