|Published:||Mar 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 15, 2012 4:27 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police responded to a traffic fatality on Thursday in the early morning hours.
At 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the 3200 Block of Del Prado Blvd South for a crash between an orange 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle and a white 2004 Honda Accord.
The driver of the motorcycle died in the crash and was identified as 29-year-old Robert Christopher Rossman, of 401 NE 14th Ter. in Cape Coral.
Neither the driver nor the passenger of the Honda were injured in the crash.
The motorcycle was traveling northbound on Del Prado Blvd in the 3200 Block. The Honda was travellign in the same direction, ahead of the motorcycle.
While slowing for the red light at the 3200 block of Del Prado Blvd South, the Honda was suddenly struck on the right rear by the front of the motorcycle, while in the middle northbound lane.
The motorcycle pushed the Honda with enough force to propel the vehicle 113 feet north, past the white stop bar.
The Honda's right rear tire was peeled out and bent at the axle away from its side.
The motorcycle continued toward the outside raised shoulder and struck a wooden power pole and support wire with its right side, causing it to shatter into multiple pieces.
Rossman was separated from his motorcycle and continued 369 feet along the sidewalk/dirt lot junction northbound coming to a rest face down in the drive way of 3209 Del Prado Blvd South.
The rear of the motorcycle continued along the east shoulder in the vacant lot 234 feet from initial impact with the Honda, while the front portion traveled 266 feet from impact.
Rossman was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
No charges are pending at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
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