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Driver upgraded to ‘good’ condition following two-car crash

By Staff | May 13, 2016

A driver is improving at the hospital after a recent accident involving two Cape Coral residents.

David Martin Burris, 51, of North Fort Myers, was listed in good condition at Lee Memorial Hospital on Thursday, where he was transported following the accident on May 5, according to officials.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Burris was driving a Nissan 370Z eastbound on Pondella Road. At 9:55 p.m., the vehicle traveled southeast for unknown reasons as it crossed April Lane.

Burris lost control of the Nissan, and it began to rotate counterclockwise in a northeast direction into the westbound lanes. The right rear of the vehicle then collided into the front right of a Nissan Frontier that was headed westbound on Pondella and being driven by Manuel Enrique Aguila, 49, of the Cape.

The 370Z rotated clockwise and collided with the curb and then traveled onto the sidewalk, where it stopped. The FHP reported that the Frontier came to rest in the inside westbound lane of Pondella.

Burris was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.

Aguila and his sole passenger, Ivette Sardina, 48, also of the Cape, were taken to the hospital with minor injures, according to the FHP. Aguila and Sardina have since been treated and released.