The Cape Coral Police Department responded to a crash with serious injuries this morning at around 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of Trafalgar Parkway and SW Santa Barbara Place. A CCPD Major Crash Investigator also responded, and a Ping4alert was issued warning drivers in the area. The synopsis from the Major Crash Investigator is below:
DATE: May 22, 2018
TIME: 7:47 am
LOCATION: Trafalgar Parkway/SW Santa Barbara Place
ASSIGNED MCI: Officer C. Mills
VEHICLE 1: 2013 gray Honda Pilot Touring SUV, Florida tag.
DRIVER 1: Kristine A. Colley, DOB: 8-14-73, W/F, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Colley was not injured in the crash.
VEHICLE 2: 2001 blue Yamaha YZFR6L motorcycle, Florida tag.
DRIVER 2: Nathaniel J. Nonemaker, DOB: 6-8-91, W/M, of Cape Coral, FL.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Nonemaker suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.
Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound in the inside lane of Trafalgar Parkway, approaching the intersection of SW Santa Barbara Place. Vehicle-2 was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Trafalgar Parkway approaching the intersection of SW Santa Barbara Place.
Traffic was backed up and stopped in the inside eastbound lane of Trafalgar Parkway on both sides of the intersection at SW Santa Barbara Place. Vehicle-1 entered the westbound left turn lane and began to turn south onto SW Santa Barbara Place. Vehicle-1 entered the eastbound lanes of Trafalgar Parkway directly in the path of Vehicle-2. The front of Vehicle-2 impacted the passenger side of Vehicle-1. Both Vehicle-2 and the driver of Vehicle-2 came to final rest at the area of impact. Vehicle 1 completed the left turn then pulled onto the east shoulder of SW Santa Barbara Place just south of the intersection where it came to final rest.
The driver of Vehicle-1 was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene.
The driver of Vehicle-2 suffered life-threatening injuries and was trauma alerted to a local hospital by ambulance. The driver of Vehicle-2 WAS wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
MCI Officer C. Mills responded. Forensics and a Victim Advocate also responded.
Alcohol/drugs ARE NOT a factor in the traffic crash. The next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.
***There are 3 traffic fatalities and 13 MCI usages in our city in 2018. (There is 1 fatality that is ruled “medical” and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash. This 1 “medical” fatality is not included in the number of traffic fatalities).***
2018: 3 Traffic fatalities, 2 DUI related (13 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)
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)
2011: 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (24 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)