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Cape man involved in motorcycle accident near Midpoint

February 5, 2014
By TIFFANY REPECKI ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

A Cape Coral motorcyclist crashed into a vehicle Tuesday near the Midpoint Memorial Bridge.

Rustin Eugene Day, 25, was traveling westbound on Colonial Boulevard when he struck a vehicle at 11:50 p.m. at the entrance to the bridge, just east of the McGregor Boulevard flyover. Day was ejected from the motorcycle as a result, and he sustained life-threatening injuries, the Fort Myers police said.

Day was trauma-alerted to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday.

Authorities had to shut down the bridge in both directions for about four hours.

According to police, a preliminary investigation determined that speed, along with drugs or alcohol, were contributing causes to the crash. It was unknown Wednesday if Day was wearing a helmet.

No information has been released on the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.



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