Speed and alcohol were both factors in a serious Sunday morning crash that caused one man to be trauma-alerted to a nearby hospital.
Officers responded to the intersection of El Dorado Parkway and Coronado Parkway around 8:30am for a serious two-vehicle crash. Lee County EMS as well as the Cape Coral Fire Department responded. Due to the severity of the crash, CCPD Major Crash investigators and a Victim’s Advocate were notified and responded also. A Ping4alert was sent warning nearby residents to avoid the area.
The synopsis from the Major Crash Investigator is below:
DATE: November 15, 2020, at 8:32 AM
LOCATION: Coronado Parkway / El Dorado Parkway E
VEHICLE 1: White 2019 Nissan Sentra, 4 Door, Virginia tag.
DRIVER 1: Scott Michael Kirkwood Jr., W/M, DOB: 1-12-92, of Cape Coral. Kirkwood suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
VEHICLE 2: Black 2017 Audi Q7 SUV, Florida tag.
DRIVER 2: Asif Azam, W/M, DOB: 5-20-75, of Cape Coral. Azam suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Vehicle 1 was traveling South on Coronado Parkway, approaching El Dorado Parkway East, at a high rate of speed.
Vehicle 2 was stopped at the intersection of El Dorado Parkway East and Coronado Parkway, facing East. Vehicle 2 began to make a left-hand turn off El Dorado Parkway East, in an attempt to travel North on Coronado Parkway.Vehicle 2 arrived at the middle of the four-way intersection.
Vehicle 1 continued through the stop sign, heading south, never slowing. The front of Vehicle 1 struck the driver side of Vehicle 2. Both vehicles began a counterclockwise rotation while being projected south within the intersection.
Vehicle 1 detached from Vehicle 2 and came to final rest south of the intersection, in the inside southbound lane of travel.
Vehicle 2 completed one rotation while continuing south, mounted the south median, striking the stop sign. Vehicle 2 came to final rest, facing East, straddling the median. Driver of Vehicle 2 was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Driver of Vehicle 1 had to be extricated by CCFD and was subsequently transported as a trauma alert to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Traffic Homicide Investigator P. Wilson was notified and responded to the scene. Based on observations by initial officers, Drug Recognition Expert Ofc. W. Dotson responded to the hospital. A Victim’s Advocate was notified to contact the next of kin.
Speed and Alcohol ARE considered to be factors in this crash.
***There are 16 traffic fatalities and 49 MCI usages in our city in 2020. (DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 fatality ruled “medical” (i.e. cause of death not related to traffic crash injuries)).
2020: 16 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (49 MCI usages)(DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)
2019: 16 Traffic fatalities, 8 DUI related (39 MCI usages)(DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled deaths)
2018: 10 Traffic fatalities, 3 DUI related (30 MCI usages)(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)(DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)
2014: 10 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (40 MCI usages)(DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled deaths)
2013: 19 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (43 MCI usages)(DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)
2012: 10 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (21 MCI usages)