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Cape Coral man killed in motorcycle accident

By Staff | Oct 18, 2013

A Cape Coral man was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday morning in Glades County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP report states that at 10:28 a.m., Douglas James Winfield, 49, of Cape Coral was riding his 2013 BMW motorcycle north on CR-731 approximately 1/2 mile north of CR-74 when a buzzard flew from the east shoulder of the roadway directly into the Winfield’s path, striking him in the helmet.

After the impact, Winfield’s motorcycle exited the roadway onto the east shoulder and into a ditch, where it struck a fence and overturned. The FHP reports Winfield was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest 40 feet east of the roadway. The motorcycle came to rest on its left side approximately 20 feet north of Winfield.