Cape Coral police: Driver in crash may have been racing
A driver suffered life-threatening injuries in a Cape Coral crash that may have been the result of street racing, police said Monday.
The crash happened just after 2 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard South and SE 32nd Street.
Cape Coral police said witnesses reported a Honda Civic Si may have been racing another vehicle shortly before it collided with a Subaru Ascent making a left turn onto SE 32nd St.
The driver of the Honda swerved to avoid hitting the Subaru but clipped its front end, causing it to spin. The Honda jumped a curb and ran into a retaining wall.
The Subaru’s driver told police she saw oncoming traffic but felt she had time to turn when the Honda “appeared out of nowhere traveling very fast,” according to the report.
Police said witnesses saw the Honda traveling at very high rate of speed and one saw it racing another vehicle just prior to the crash.
The Honda’s driver was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, where he is in critical condition, according to police.
The driver of the Subaru suffered non-incapacitating injuries and the passenger had minor injuries.
Police continue to investigate the crash to determine who was at fault. They’re asking any witnesses to the crash to call CCPD at 239-574-3223, or to submit an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips. You can also send them a message through their social media platforms or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Use Case Report #20-009009.