CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by an intoxicated driver on the 2600 block of Old Burnt Store Road just after 7 a.m.
According to reports, Timothy Richard Gray Allen, 49, of Cape Coral, was driving a red, 2001 BMW 325CI, northbound on Old Burnt Store Rd N when he struck a woman on a bicycle.
The BMW hit the rear of the bicycle, launching it 138 feet, as Juliet Kim, 73, of Cape Coral, was thrown onto the hood.
Allen swerved to the left and lost control as the car began to slide sideways across the road.
Kim flew off the vehicle and landed in the southbound lane about 175 feet from the point of impact.
The BMW continued sliding into the front yard of a home at 2604 Old Burnt Store Rd N, until the wheels got caught in the grass, causing the car to roll onto the driver's side where it came to rest.
Firefighters had to assist Allen out of the vehicle. He sustained minor injuries.
Kim sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Lee Memorial as a trauma alert and remains in critical condition.
Due to the severity of the crash, Traffic Homicide is investigating.
Investigators say next-of-kin have been notified, and that alcohol/drugs are a factor in this crash. They say Kim's bicycle was equipped with a front white light and a rear blinking red light, but she was not wearing a helmet.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223, or by submitting an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips,https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous, or by sending a message through their social media platforms. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use Case Report # 21-004192.