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Cape man ‘critical’ after being struck by car

By Staff | Jul 16, 2021

An 80-year-old man out walking his dogs in front of his home was seriously injured Thursday morning after he was struck by a car near the 400 block of Northwest 1st Terrace.

The man, whose name has not been released, was trauma alerted via ambulance to a local hospital. His injuries were life-threatening and he currently is in critical condition, the Cape Coral Police Department said in a release issued this morning.

According to the CCPD, the man was walking on the right side of the roadway shortly before 6:30 a.m.

He was struck by the bumper of a car traveling eastbound, causing him to fall onto the hood and hit his head on the windshield before falling into the roadway on front of the vehicle.

The 61-year-old driver, who had swerved in reaction to the crash, stopped. He was not injured.

The release states alcohol/drugs were not a factor in the crash nor was the speed of the vehicle.

It is unknown at this time if the pedestrian spontaneously crossed in front of the vehicle or whether the man was in the roadway prior to car’s approach, police said, adding the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the traffic crash or has information about the crash, is asked to contact the Cape Coral Police Department by calling (239) 574-3223, submitting an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips, https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous, sending a message through its social media platforms or calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Use the Case Report # 21-015289.