An overnight motorcycle crash leaves a Cape Coral man in intensive care, fighting for his life today.

The crash happened just before midnight on the Midpoint Bridge between Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Rustin Day was riding his motorcycle on the bridge when he hit a vehicle and was thrown from his bike. He suffered life-threatening injuries.

According to, Fort Myers Police Department investigators say the preliminary investigation determined speed along with drugs and/or alcohol may have contributed to the crash. Read the story and watch the television report.

Motorcycle crashes are far too familiar news in Southwest Florida. There is a great deal of traffic on our roadways and there are a large number of motorcyclists. It’s important that vehicle drivers and motorcyclists do everything they can to help keep everyone safe.

Two key safety points for any driver — obey the speed limit and do not drive under the influence. Motorcyclists and other drivers also need to be aware of the vehicles around them. Read Top 10 motorcycle safety tips.

At Bernardo Injury Law, we have dealt with many cases involving motorcycle crashes. We know how devastating this can be to a family. If you need some advice, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or toll free at 888-428-8943, email us at or visit our website at