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Motorcyclist Severely Injured in Traffic Crash

A vehicle traveling southbound on NE 5th Place pulled out in front of a motorcyclist on Diplomat Parkway East. The motorcyclist was ejected and suffered life-threatening injuries. 

DATE: November 17, 2021 
TIME:  8:42 pm
LOCATION: Diplomat Pkwy Ease and NE 5th Place

VEHICLE 1: 2017 Nissan Altima, Florida tag, driven by Yolanda Bon, DOB 03/07/1992, North Fort Myers. Bon suffered no injuries in the crash. Two juvenile passengers suffered no injuries in the crash. One juvenile passenger complained of head pain. Medics refused on scene.

VEHICLE 2: 1987 Suzuki LS650, Unregistered, driven by Frank E Sangster, DOB 04/9/1988, Cape Coral. Sangster suffered life-threatening injuries and is undergoing major surgery at the time of this press release. 

VEHICLE 3: 2019 Toyota Rav 4, Florida tag, driven by Ysienay Lopez-Diaz, DOB 03/30/2002, Cape Coral. Lopez-Diaz suffered no injuries in the crash. Three passengers in the vehicle suffered no injuries in the crash.

SYNOPSIS

Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on NE 5th Place, stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Diplomat Pkwy E.

Vehicle 2 was traveling westbound on Diplomat Pkwy E in the outside travel lane approaching the intersection of NE 5th Pl.

Vehicle 3 was traveling westbound on Diplomat Pkwy E in the inside travel lane approaching the intersection of NE 5th Pl several hundred feet behind Vehicle 2.

The driver of Vehicle 1 stated that she did not see Vehicle 2 approaching and entered Diplomat Pkwy with the intention of turning left (eastbound) and pulled out directly in front of Vehicle 2.

Vehicle 2 applied heavy braking and skidded approximately 50 feet and laid the motorcycle on its left side and slid an additional 28 feet. While sliding on its side, Vehicle 2 struck the left side front quarter panel of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 2’s rider was ejected from the vehicle and came to final rest in the paved portion of the center median. Vehicle 2 came to final rest on its left side taking up the two westbound travel lanes facing north.

As Vehicle 3 approached the crash scene, the driver did not see Vehicle 2 laying in the middle of the roadway and struck Vehicle 2 with the front right quarter panel of Vehicle 3. 

The driver of Vehicle 2 suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital via ambulance. While at the hospital the driver of Vehicle 2’s injuries was upgraded and he was transported to another hospital for emergency surgery. One juvenile passenger in Vehicle 1 complained of head pain but refused medical treatment. The remaining occupants of Vehicle 1 did not sustain any injuries in the crash. The occupants of Vehicle 3 did not sustain any injuries in the crash. 

Alcohol/drugs are not a factor in this crash. Speed is not a factor in this crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified. 

The Traffic Homicide Unit deployed the Leica RTC360 scanner and laser mapped the scene of the incident. 

If you witnessed this traffic crash or have information about this traffic crash, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department by calling 239-574-3223, submitting an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips, or new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous , sending us a message through our social media platforms or calling Crime stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

Please reference Case Report # 21-025269.

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