Cape Coral, FL (May 3, 2021) - A man from Cape Coral was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m on Skyline Boulevard at the intersection with Trafalgar Parkway.
The Cape Coral Police Department responded to the scene of the crash. According to officers, Blaine Elmer was traveling westbound on Tralgar near the intersection with Skyline. As he approached the intersection. an SUV ran a red light at Skyline Boulevard and collided with Elmer's bike. Elmer was ejected from the motorcycle. He was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the SUV was not hurt.
Neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the crash, however, an investigation is ongoing. There is no additional information available at this time.
Deadly crashes are reported in Florida about once every three hours. Florida motorcycle accidents account for about 20% of all reported traffic fatalities throughout our state. Motorcycle riders are at great risk of death or serious bodily injury each time they take to the roadways. Sadly, many riders are killed or injured due to the negligence of other drivers.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Blaine Elmer following this Cape Coral motorcycle accident.
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