Motorcycle, driver catch fire in crash on Del Prado in Cape Coral
Cape Coral Police Department responded to a fiery crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle that caused traffic delays Tuesday.
According to CCPD, police were at the scene of a 3:04 p.m. crash in northbound lanes of the 2600 block of Del Prado Boulevard S, just south of Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Both the Yamaha motorcycle and the Porsche Cayman involved in the crash were trying to clear an intersection on a yellow traffic signal, according to the CCPD report. The motorcycle was traveling north in the center lane of Del Prado Boulevard South approaching SE 26th Street. The Porsche was stopped in the southbound, left-hand turn lane, attempting to turn left onto SE 26th Street.
The motorcycle and its driver caught fire and were put out by first responders at the scene. The driver was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
While speed was determined to be a contributing factor in the crash, alcohol was not.