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Crash with injuries reported

By Staff | Jun 15, 2017

A Cape Coral driver was sent to the hospital on Wednesday after his vehicle was T-boned.

Pablo A. Zuniga, 31, of 5239 S.W. 20th Place, was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after the crash at Del Prado Boulevard and Southwest 47th Terrace, according to officials.

As of Thursday, his condition at the hospital was unknown.

Cape police reported that Zuniga was eastbound on 47th Terrace in a Nissan 300 ZX when he stopped for a red light at Del Prado. At about 4:25 p.m., the light turned green and he started forward into the intersection and was struck on the driver’s side by a Hyundai Sonata headed southbound on Del Prado.

The driver of the Hyundai, Jeremy Ray Holland, 45, of the Cape, had run the red light.

Both vehicles came to rest in the southbound lanes of Del Prado at 47th Terrace.

Police reported that the front of the Hyundai crushed into the driver’s door of the Nissan, causing several serious injuries to Zuniga and pinning him in. Zuniga had to be extricated from the Nissan.

He was trauma-alerted to the hospital by ambulance.

Holland sustained minor injuries but declined medical attention on scene.

Officials reported that the southbound lanes of Del Prado in the 4700 block were shut down for approximately two hours for the crash investigation, causing traffic delays during rush hour.

The accident is not alcohol or drug related.

Holland was found at-fault in the crash for running a red light, according to police.