Monday, October 12, 2009

Glades Deer Struck - Three Injured

Driver And Two Passengers Taken To Hendry Regional Hospital

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- A deer crossing US Highway 27 at Lykes Road in Glades county caused an accident leaving a motorist and two passengers in serious condition when their truck struck the deer.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol accident report, the 2002 Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on State Road 25 (US Highway 27) at about 8 p.m. Sunday October 11, when a deer emerged from the center grassy median of US-27.

Driver Eva Elizabeth Nolasco, 27 of Homestead, Florida swerved to avoid colliding with the animal.

The front of the truck struck the animal in the inside southbound lane of the  roadway. She then lost control and the truck departed the roadway and overturned before coming to final rest in the center grassy median, overturned onto it's roof facing north.

The driver and passengers Maria E. Mateo, 47, and Geronimo Gusman, 39 were taken to Hendry Regional Hospital in Clewiston. A third passenger, Evert Nolasco, 4 was uninjured. All were from Homestead, Florida.

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