Man dies after Cape Coral scooter crash over the weekend

Posted at 9:22 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 09:22:21-04

CAPE CORAL. Fla. -- A man ejected from his motor scooter after a crash passed away Sunday.

According to Cape Coral Police, on Saturday at 7:30pm, 59-year-old Ronald Burge was going north in the 3500 block of Country Club Boulevard when his scooter drifted off the roadway and struck a rock.

Burge was thrown from the scooter and hit his head on the roadway, causing extensive brain injuries that he just could not survive. He was pronounced dead just before noon Sunday.

Cape police say he was wearing a helmet, and the crash is alcohol or drug related.

This was the 7th traffic fatality in Cape Coral in 2016.