Teen ejected from car in crash says he and his girlfriend were ‘targeted’
The teenager thrown from his car in a Cape Coral crash on Thursday said he and his girlfriend were “targeted.”
He is one of the four people who survived the crash where two cars were crunched on top of one another. While it is hard to decipher from photos of the crash scene, a black Dodge Journey is underneath a silver Honda Accord.
Now, all left of the crash site is broken glass and two orange spray-painted tree stumps. Police are looking into the crash as a possible road rage incident. But the teen we spoke to said he and his girlfriend are victims of bullying.
“I have a missing toe,” Walter Cobos Jr. said. “I got a broken, fractured ankle.”
By all accounts, Cobos, 19 years old, knows he is lucky to be alive.
“They said the way the car looks; I shouldn’t even be alive,” Cobos. “The way I flew out of the car, I shouldn’t be here today.”
The North Fort Myers High School senior is one of the four teens rushed to the hospital after a crash last week on Hancock Bridge Parkway. Police said a silver Honda, the Cobos and his girlfriend were in, swerved into the lane of a black SUV with two other teenagers inside.
But Cobos said that is not the full story.
Cabos alleges that his girlfriend has been bullied and that for a year, “they been wanting to do stuff” to her.
“I think it was passenger seat side they pepper sprayed my girlfriend,” Cabos said. “They kept bumping us and so we cut to the right again.”
Cabos said he was going the speed limit. The girls in the other vehicle kept speeding in front of them, trying to cut him off.
His girlfriend remains in the hospital with serious injuries, including two broken legs and a broken pelvis. Despite multiple attempts reaching out to the parents of the other teenagers Cabos said are to blame for the crash, we did not hear back.
Police told WINK News they believe drugs were a factor in the crash. Due to an active investigation, it cannot comment further. But Cabos denies drugs being a factor in the crash.
“I just want them to know it was not our fault and I was not on any substances,” Cabos said. “I wasn’t on anything. I had just got out of school.”