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CCPD: Crash sends two, plus child, to hospitals

By Staff | Jan 27, 2016

A serious traffic accident on Tuesday sent three people, including a child, to area hospitals.

Cape Coral police stated that Sophie V. Gordon, 34, was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser eastbound on Northeast Pine Island Road when she tried to turn north onto Northeast 24th Avenue at 8:48 a.m. At the the time, a Mack dump truck was traveling westbound on Pine Island, driven by Vito A. Losurdo, 49.

As the Chrysler began to cross the westbound lanes of Pine Island, Losurdo applied the brakes. The truck began to skid, and its front end struck the right rear end of the Chrysler, according to police. The truck continued to head westbound, then tipped over on its side, left the road and stopped in a ditch.

After the collision with the truck, the Chrysler spun and struck the median of Northeast 24th Avenue. Continuing to spin, the vehicle traveled westbound, and its right side hit the front of a Hyundai Sonata that was stopped at the intersection in the southbound lane of Northeast 24th Avenue, police reported.

Following the impact, the Chrysler continued to travel, crossing all southbound lanes of 24th Avenue, according to police. It then left the road and came to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection. The Hyundai was pushed slightly backward due to the collision but came to rest near its original location.

Gordon and Losurdo were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

As of Wednesday, their current status was not immediately known.

The sole passenger in Gordon’s vehicle, Noah Gordon, 11, sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident and was also taken to the hospital. He was later airlifted to Tampa for further treatment.

His current status was not immediately known on Wednesday.

The driver of the Hyundai, Jennifer M. Joanis, 20, was not injured in the crash.

Police reported that alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the accident.