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Weekend accident sends two to the hospital

By Staff | May 30, 2017

A Cape Coral driver reportedly ran a stop sign over the weekend, sending two to the hospital.

Ruben R. Rafuls Figueroa, 54, of 606 N.W. Seventh Terrace, was driving a Toyota Tundra west on Tropicana Parkway on Saturday when he came to a stop at the stop sign at Santa Barbara Boulevard. After stopping, he proceeded forward into the intersection and was struck on the left side at 2:15 p.m.

Cape police reported that a Kia Forte heading north on Santa Barbara had entered the intersection and hit the driver’s side of the Toyota. The driver was Melissa D. Boggs, 44, of 107 S.E. Second Ave.

As a result of the impact, Figueroa was pinned into his truck. He was conscious and alert.

Figueroa was extracted from the Toyota and transported to the Cape Coral Hospital.

Police reported that Boggs, who also was conscious and alert but unable to follow questions and directions, was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital. Officers met with her at the hospital.

Boggs was found at-fault for running a stop sign.

She was asked to provide a blood sample for a DUI investigation, which she did.

As of Tuesday, the results of the blood test were still pending.

A passenger in Boggs’ vehicle, Anthony W. Boggs, 50, of 107 S.E. Second Ave., was not injured in the accident, according to police. He was not taken to a hospital for evaluation and possible treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.