Yesterday there was a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that drove off of the roadway causing life threatening injuries to the driver. Later that evening, the driver of the motorcycle died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the traffic crash. The details are listed below.


DATE:  September 7, 2019

TIME:   2:57 pm

LOCATION: 2800 block CR 884 (Veterans Pkwy W)

CR#:   19-016836

ASSIGNED THI: Officer Jeffrey Barkley

 VEHICLE 1: 2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide motorcycle, Florida tag# XV9D.

DRIVER 1: Shawn Michael O’Brien

DRIVER 1 INJURIES: O’Brien suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

 SYNOPSIS:

 Vehicle 1 was traveling southeast in the 2800 block of CR 884 (Veterans Pkwy W) in the right outside lane. Vehicle 1 was traveling at a very high rate of speed as it approached a curve in the roadway. Vehicle 1 was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve. Vehicle 1 left the roadway to the right and entered a grassy area. Vehicle 1 traveled approximately 490 feet where the motorcycle fell over in the grass. Vehicle 1 continued tumbling/sliding along the grass and crossed over a bicycle/pedestrian walkway. Driver 1 was ejected from the vehicle. Vehicle 1 continued tumbling/sliding until it came to final rest in the grass approximately 700 feet from where it originally left the roadway.

 Driver 1 suffered life threatening injuries and was trauma alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital via ambulance. Driver 1 later died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.  

 THI Officers J. Barkley and P. Wilson responded along with Forensic Tech L. Lansky. DRE Officer H. Esterle and Victim’s Advocate M. Pena responded to Lee Memorial Hospital.  

 This traffic crash IS alcohol/drug related.  The next-of-kin HAS BEEN notified. Driver 1 was NOT wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

 ***There are 13 traffic fatalities and 19 MCI usages in our city in 2019. (There is 1 fatality that is ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.)

2019= 13 Traffic Fatalities, 4 DUI related (19 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 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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