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

On January 11, 2019 around 4:38 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service in reference to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic crash at the 600 block of Del Prado Blvd S. 

The pedestrian was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.  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:   January 11, 2019

TIME:   4:38 pm

LOCATION:   600-block CR 867A (Del Prado Boulevard South)

CR#:   19-000710

VEHICLE 1:   2001 gray Chevy Tahoe SUV.

DRIVER 1:   62 year old Male.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES:   Was not injured in the crash.

PEDESTRIAN 1:   40 year old Male.

PEDESTRIAN 1 INJURIES:   Suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle-1 was traveling northbound in the inside travel lane of the 600-block of CR 867A (Del Prado Boulevard South), in front of Cape Coral Hospital. Pedestrian-1 was running eastbound across the southbound and northbound lanes of CR 867A (Del Prado Boulevard South) mid-block, outside of the available marked crosswalks. Pedestrian-1 crossed directly in the path of Vehicle-1 causing the front passenger corner of Vehicle-1 to impact Pedestrian-1. Pedestrian-1 came to final rest in the northbound center travel lane of CR 867A (Del Prado Boulevard South). Vehicle-1 made a controlled stop and came to rest in the inside left turn lane of CR 867A (Del Prado Boulevard South).

Pedestrian-1 suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The driver of Vehicle-1 was not injured. 

Major Crash Investigators, a Drug Recognition Expert, Forensic Technician, and a Victim Advocate responded.

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

***There are 0 traffic fatalities and 2 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 (2 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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