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Pedestrian improving following crash

By Staff | Apr 17, 2015

A Cape Coral pedestrian is improving at the hospital after he was recently struck by a vehicle.

Jason Ray Degraaf, 40, of 418 N.E. Van Loon Terrace, was listed in good condition Thursday at Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was taken on Feb. 4 following the accident on Andalusia Boulevard.

Police reported that Robert Neal Rodriguez, 31, of 3616 S.W. Seventh Place, was southbound on Andalusia in the outside lane in a Chevrolet Impala. At 9:11 p.m., Rodriguez observed Degraaf “run” eastbound across the road and into the path of his car in the 800 block.

The Impala struck Degraaf.

According to officials, Degraaf was forced onto the car and windshield area. After the impact, the Impala came to a stop in a vacant lot. Degraaf was ejected off the car and came to a rest in a lot.

Degraaf sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital via an ambulance.

Rodriguez was not injured, nor were his two passengers – a juvenile boy and girl.

During the investigation, police determined that Rodriguez had a suspended driver’s license.

The accident was pending further investigation at the time, according to police.