Cape Coral, FL (August 24, 2020) - A jogger was killed after being hit by a car in Cape Coral. The crash took place on Sunday, August 23rd around 10:00 p.m.
The Cape Coral Police Department responded to the scene at SW Pine Island Road near the Hancock Bridge Parkway shortly after the incident occurred. When officials arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway after being struck by a vehicle. The driver stopped to assist the man, later identified as Michael S. Johnson. Rescue workers later pronounced Johnson dead at the scene. Investigators believed that Johnson was jogging when he was struck by the vehicle. The driver was not identified.
An investigation is ongoing at this time.
Florida pedestrian accidents claim the lives of about two people every day. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are often more serious and cause more damage than other types of accidents. Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in that they have almost no protection from the force and impact of a crash. These accidents must be closely investigated in order to determine who should be held responsible.
We offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Michael S. Johnson during this difficult time.
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