Traffic Crash Leaves One with Life Threatening Injuries

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Cape Coral Police are investigating a serious injury crash that sent one to the hospital. On December 1, 2018 around 10:52 AM, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service in reference to a traffic crash at Pondella RD and Hibiscuss DR. 

One female 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:

VEHICLE 1:  2002 red Jaguar x-Type 4-door.

DRIVER 1:  Lana A. Frisbie Urquhart, 73 years old, W/F, of Fort Myers.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES:  Frisbie Urquhart suffered life threatening injuries in the crash.

VEHICLE 2:   2002 gray Chevy Silverado pickup.

DRIVER 2:   James E. Williams, 37 years old, W/M, of Fort Myers.

DRIVER 2 INJURIES:   Williams was not injured in the crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Hibiscus Drive approaching the intersection of Pondella Road. Vehicle 2 was traveling westbound in the outside travel lane of Pondella Road, approaching the intersection of Hibiscus Drive.

Vehicle 1 entered the intersection in an attempt to complete the left turn onto eastbound Pondella Road as Vehicle 2 entered the intersection, causing the front of Vehicle 2 to impact the driver side of Vehicle 1. The impact rotated Vehicle 1 clockwise into the outside lane of Pondella Road where Vehicle 1 came to final rest facing northwest. Vehicle 2 rotated counterclockwise from the area of impact and came to final rest facing south across the inside travel lane and left turn lane of Pondella Road.

The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.   

This traffic crash IS NOT alcohol/drug related.  The next-of-kin HAS BEEN notified.  

***There are 8 traffic fatalities and 29 MCI usages in our city in 2018. (There are 3 fatalities that are ruled “medical” and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.

2018= 8 Traffic Fatalities, 3 DUI related (29 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)