Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bicycle death point to danger on Del Prado

News-Press--April 29, 2010


Ryan Michael Santos was an active,
friendly 13-year-old who liked fishing, playing
video games and listening to tunes on his iPod.

He was going with friends to a neighborhood park
Tuesday night in Cape Coral when he was struck
while crossing busy Del Prado Boulevard on a

He died later at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Now his friends, as they try to cope with their grief,
are focusing on the positive by remembering Ryan
and the fun they had together.

Ryan was the fourth person this year to be killed in
a traffic accident in Cape Coral, according to Connie
Barron, Cape Coral police spokeswoman.

He was the third bicyclist killed in the city during
the past two years, police said.

A city traffic engineer plans to study the accident
scene to see if new safety measures are necessary. To read the full story, click here.

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