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Motorcyclist injured in crash recovering

April 17, 2014
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

A motorcyclist is improving at the hospital following an accident in which a Cape Coral pedestrian died.

Leslie S. Foreman, 57, of 6600 Industrial Drive, Fort Myers, was listed in good condition Thursday at Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after the crash March 15 on Cape Coral Parkway East.

At about 9:30 p.m., Foreman was headed eastbound on a Honda motorcycle in the 700 block when he struck Joseph Dellifranci, 60, of 4813 Atlantic Court, Apt. 4, who was attempting to cross the road. The front of the motorcycle collided into the side of Dellifranci, and Foreman was ejected, police reported.

The unmanned Honda continued to travel eastbound, eventually crashing into the front driver's side of a Ford pickup truck that was stopped in traffic on Coronado Parkway in the westbound turn lane.

Foreman sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Dellifranci also sustained life-threatening injuries, according to police. While en route to Lee Memorial Hospital, he was rerouted to Cape Coral Hospital, where was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The driver of the Ford, Thomas Bivona, 55, of 4920 S. Chiquita Blvd., Apt. 205, sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Cape Coral Hospital. He was treated and released.

Police reported that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the accident.

Dellifranci apparently did not use a marked crosswalk to try and cross the road.



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