A Cape Coral man was killed Wednesday morning when he was run over by a semi-trailer truck.
Patrick Joseph Coady, 58, sustained fatal injuries in the accident on Northeast Pine Island Road.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a Freightliner FL120 was westbound on Pine Island in the outside lane, and Coady was on the north paved shoulder of the road with his disabled vehicle. At 8:55 a.m., Coady reportedly walked or stumbled into the outside lane, directly into the immediate path of the trailer.
The driver of the semi-trailer, truck Carlos H. Diaz Trimino, 57, of Cape Coral, attempted an evasive action. He braked and steered to the left, but was unable to avoid Coady and ran him over, the FHP stated.
Trimino was not injured in the accident, which occurred about 400 feet east of Barrett Road.