(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)
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.
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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