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Man injured in traffic crash released from hospital

By Staff | Mar 17, 2015

A motorist has been released from the hospital following a recent accident in Cape Coral.

At 9:24 p.m., March 7, Ryan C. Knaby, 33, of Fort Myers, was traveling east on Cape Coral Parkway in a Toyota Camry in the outside lane. As he entered the intersection at Skyline Boulevard, a westbound Ford Explorer SUV attempted to turn south onto Skyline, according to police officials.

The Explorer turned in front of the Camry, and the front of the Camry hit the passenger’s side of Explorer. Both vehicles rotated and came to rest in the intersection facing opposite directions.

Police reported that Knaby was not wearing a seatbelt and was forced into the steering wheel and windshield. He had serious bodily injuries and was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

As of Tuesday, Knaby has been discharged from the hospital, according to officials.

The driver of the Explorer, Mark Edward Moore, 37, of 830 S.W. 54th Lane, reportedly had minor injuries as a result of the crash. However, Moore refused any medical attention on scene.

During the investigation, he also refused sobriety tests and he refused to take a breath test, police reported. A blood drawn search warrant was obtained, and a mandatory blood draw completed.

Moore was taken to the Lee County Jail and charged with DUI unlawful blood alcohol, DUI unlawful blood alcohol damage property and DUI unlawful blood alcohol serious bodily injury to another.

He has since been released from jail on $8,000 bond.

Moore has a court appearance on April 6.

The case is pending further criminal investigation, according to police.