Teen bicyclist injured in crash released from hospital
A Cape Coral teen is back home after his bicycle collided with a vehicle last month.
As of Tuesday, Bradley S. Williams, 13, had been released from the hospital.
According to Sgt. Dana Coston, spokesman for the Cape police, the major crash investigator overseeing the case spoke to Bradley last week at his residence at 1225 N.W. 32d Place.
“He is out of the hospital and doing fine,” Coston said.
On Nov. 10, Bradley was headed south on Burnt Store Road North on a BMX-style bicycle, according to police officials. Behind him, a Chevrolet Impala was also traveling south.
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 teen struck the hood and windshield of the Chevrolet, police reported. He then fell and struck the road, coming to a rest in the southbound lane. The bicycle also struck the road and came to a stop.
The driver of the Chevrolet, David Negron Jr., 51, of Lexington, S.C., 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.
Police reported that the crash was not alcohol or drug related.
“The investigation should be finished up in a few weeks,” Coston said.