A Cape Coral motorcyclist crashed into a vehicle Tuesday near the Midpoint Memorial Bridge.
Rustin Eugene Day, 25, was traveling westbound on Colonial Boulevard when he struck a vehicle at 11:50 p.m. at the entrance to the bridge, just east of the McGregor Boulevard flyover. Day was ejected from the motorcycle as a result, and he sustained life-threatening injuries, the Fort Myers police said.
Day was trauma-alerted to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday.
Authorities had to shut down the bridge in both directions for about four hours.
According to police, a preliminary investigation determined that speed, along with drugs or alcohol, were contributing causes to the crash. It was unknown Wednesday if Day was wearing a helmet.
No information has been released on the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident.
The investigation is ongoing.