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Cape Coral man seriously injured in front-yard crash

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 22:26:29-04

CAPE CORAL — Police say an 80-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in front of his Cape Coral home early Thursday morning.

The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Northwest 1st Terrace.

The man was walking his dogs when he was struck by another man driving a 2006 Toyota, according to the police report.

One woman tells FOX Four she isn't surprised to see a serious accident happen in this area.

“It was very upsetting but not surprising because I walk my dog every day and first of all we don’t have sidewalks and we don’t have lighting.” Carol Fortin said.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. At last check the main was in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle had no reported injuries.

An investigation is ongoing. The driver showed no signs of speeding or being under the influence, according to the report.