Cape Coral man injured in accident remains hospitalized
A Cape Coral man remained hospitalized Monday after he crashed into a wooden utility pole while driving his motorcycle.
Neil Jesse Joiner, 25, of 3123 N.W. 16th Place, was listed in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital, according to officials. Joiner was trauma-alerted to the facility Friday via MEDSTAR after he sustained life-threatening injuries.
At 6:25 p.m. Friday, Cape police and fire rescue units responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 1800 block of Jacaranda Parkway, West. Joiner had been driving a 2001 Honda motorcycle north on Chiquita Boulevard when he turned west onto Jacaranda.
After making the turn, Joiner reportedly accelerated to a high rate of speed, traveling an estimated 70 mph to 80 mph, according to reports. Witnesses told police that the front end of the motorcycle began to wobble due to the high speed.
The Honda veered to the left, exited the roadway and entered a vacant field, reports said. The motorcycle struck the pole head-on, and Joiner was ejected. According to officials, the force of the collision snapped the pole completely in half.
Alcohol was allegedly a factor in the crash, which is under investigation.
“Joiner also did not have a valid motorcycle endorsement to operate the Honda,” Connie Barron, spokeswoman for the Cape police, said.