Authorities are investigating a crash that happened Tuesday night, tying up Del Prado Boulevard and sending one pedestrian to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
At about 8:30 p.m., Cape Coral police responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in the 2300 block of Del Prado Blvd. S. Officials reported that a white Kia Rio, being driven Joy Pamela Zelaya Sagastizado, 50, of the Cape, struck a man, 51, of Fort Lauderdale, who was crossing Del Prado in an area other than a marked crosswalk.
The pedestrian, who has yet to be identified, sustained life-threatening injuries and was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Officials reported that the man may have been texting on his phone at the time he was struck by the car.
Prior to the accident, the man was accompanied by another pedestrian. Following the crash, the second person left the scene on foot, heading northbound on Del Prado, without leaving any identifying information.
Neither Sagastizado nor her passenger, Justin Michael Reisler, 31, also of the Cape, were injured in the collision.
Officials reported that the pedestrian is listed in critical condition. He was found to have a BAC of .345.
Source: Cape Coral Police Department