Cape Coral Injury Lawyers: Should Dangerous Intersections Be Altered?

by Carmen Dellutri on April 4, 2012

Cape Coral car accident attorneyAs Cape Coral injury lawyers, we know that dangerous intersections can sometimes play a role in a serious car accident. After a fatal crash on the corner of Pine Island Road and Skyline Boulevard, we are pleased to learn that the Florida Department of Transportation is taking steps to prevent additional tragedies.

The last fatal accident at the intersection occurred in January 2011, when Lee County corrections Deputy Scott Wheeler, 24, crashed his motorcycle into a car turning left onto Skyline. Cape Coral police crash data show there have been 18 crashes at the intersection since November 2010, when the temporary white, plastic traffic directors were installed. That equals about 1.1 crashes a month, compared to about 1.5 crashes a month from January 2005 to October 2010.

Construction is already underway to replace the current bollards with a concrete barrier that will permanently prevent cars on Skyline from turning left onto Pine Island Road or cutting across to Southwest 10th Place. The project should be completed by June.

While many residents and local businesses have called for the installation of a traffic light, Transportation Department spokesman Debbie Tower said that agency studies have showed traffic coming from Skyline wasn’t heavy enough, by federal standards, to warrant a traffic light.


The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.



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