Teen ‘improving’ following collision with car
A Cape Coral teen continues to improve after his bicycle collided with a vehicle last month.
As of Thursday, Bradley S. Williams, 13, was still recovering from his injuries.
“The last I was aware of was that he was in stable condition and improving,” Sgt. Dana Coston, spokesman for the Cape police, reported that the major crash investigator for the case said.
On Nov. 10, Bradley was headed southbound on Burnt Store Road North on a BMX-style bicycle, according to police officials. Behind him, a Chevrolet Impala was also traveling southbound.
At 1:57 p.m., the driver of the Chevrolet attempted to pass Bradley in the 900 block. As the vehicle passed by the bicycle, the teen reportedly swerved suddenly into the middle of the road and his left pedal struck the right side of the Chevrolet. Due to the collision, Bradley was ejected from the bike.
The driver of the Chevrolet, David Negron Jr., 51, of Lexington, South Carolina, stopped and made a U-turn after the collision. He parked on the side of the road, near where Bradley had come to stop.
According to police, Lee County EMS treated the teen on site for serious bodily injuries, then he was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. Bradley was later airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.
Negron was not injured during the accident.
Officials at Tampa General Hospital did not have the teen in their directory on Thursday. They stated this means he is not at the hospital or his family requested that he be removed from the directory.
The crash was not alcohol or drug related, police reported.