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Cape man killed in motorcycle crash

By Staff | Mar 15, 2012

A Cape Coral man died early this morning after the motorcycle that he was operating rear-ended a vehicle, then collided into a wooden power pole.

Robert Christopher Rossman, 29, of 401 N.E. 14th Terrace, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and died on scene, according to the Cape police.

At about 1:30 a.m., Rossman was traveling northbound on Del Prado Boulevard South on a 2009 Kawasaki when he came upon a 2004 Honda Accord that was slowing down for a red traffic light in the 3200 block.

According to police, the Kawasaki struck the right rear of the Honda, propelling the vehicle 113 feet past the white stop line. The bike veered toward the road’s shoulder, where it struck the pole and support wire.

The impact shattered the motorcycle into multiple pieces. Rossman was ejected from the bike and traveled 369 feet before coming to rest.

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Due to the collision, the Honda’s right rear tire peeled out and bent at the axle, according to police. The front of the vehicle traveled 266 feet from the point of impact, while the rear portion of the vehicle traveled 234 feet.

The driver, Christina Ingles, 29, of the 5100 block of Sunnybrook Court, and her passenger, Brunilda Ingles, of the 4300 block of Southeast First Avenue, were not injured.

“No charges are pending at this time,” Lt. Tony Sizemore, with the Cape police, reported. “The investigation is ongoing and, as is standard, will take several weeks to complete.”