(April 6, 2019)- Cape Coral Police are investigating a traffic crash with a fatality.
On April 5, 2019 around 9 pm, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service in reference to a two (2) vehicle crash at Del Prado Blvd N and NE 10th Ter.
One person died as a result of the traffic crash. 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: April 5, 2019
TIME: 9:04 pm
LOCATION: NE 10th Ter/Del Prado Blvd N
ASSIGNED THI: Officer J. Barkley
VEHICLE 1: 2000 Yamaha R1 motorcycle, Florida tag.
DRIVER 1: Brandon William Bolen, 10/19/1994, W/M.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Bolen suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
VEHICLE 2: 2007 Peterbilt Semi Truck with car carrying trailer (carrying 7 vehicles), Illinois tag.
DRIVER 2: 43 year old, W/M.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Suffered no injuries in the crash.
Vehicle 1 was traveling north bound on Del Prado Blvd N in the center lane approaching the intersection with NE 10th Ter. Vehicle 2 was traveling west bound on NE 10th Ter stopped at the stop sign waiting to turn left (south bound) onto Del Prado Blvd N. The driver of Vehicle 2 stated that he did not see any vehicles near the intersection and proceeded to make his left turn crossing over the north bound lanes of Del Prado Blvd N.
Vehicle 1 braked heavily but could not stop in time and the front of Vehicle 1 struck the left side of Vehicle 2.
Multiple witnesses stayed on scene and all stated that Vehicle 1 was traveling at a very high rate of speed, well above the posted speed limit. All witnesses stated that Vehicle 2 would have had plenty of time to make his turn if Vehicle 1 was obeying the speed limit.
The driver of Vehicle 1 was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of Vehicle 2 had no injuries.
A THI, DRE, Forensic Technician, and a VA also responded.
It is unknown at this time if Drugs/Alcohol is a factor. Next of Kin HAVE BEEN notified.
***There are 4 traffic fatalities and 8 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= 4 Traffic Fatalities, 1 DUI related (8 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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