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Woman discharged from hospital following crash

By Staff | Jun 1, 2017

A Cape Coral driver has been released from the hospital after a serious crash last weekend.

As of Thursday, Melissa D. Boggs, 44, of 107 S.E. Second Ave., had been discharged from Lee Memorial Hospital, where she was taken following the accident on Saturday, according to officials.

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

The Kia, driven by Boggs, was headed northbound on Santa Barbara when it entered the intersection and hit the driver’s side of the Toyota. As a result of the impact, Figueroa was pinned into his truck.

Conscious and alert, he was extracted from the Toyota and taken to the Cape Coral Hospital.

As of Thursday, Figueroa’s condition was unknown.

Hospital officials reported that he was not listed in the patient directory.

According to police, Boggs was conscious and alert, but she unable to follow simple questions and directions. She was trauma-alerted with injuries to the hospital, where officers later met with her.

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 Thursday, 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.