Man Hits Tree On Birchwood Parkway Curve
LABELLE, FL. -- A slight curve on Port LaBelle's Birchwood Parkway apparently took another victim Thursday morning. About 9:30 a.m. a red older model Mazda lost control and hit an oak tree in the median, crushing the car's front end badly.
Although the roadway is posted at 25 m.p.h. drivers on this stretch of road just north of State Road 80, frequently lose control in the slight curve in the roadway, ending up hitting one of the many palm and oak trees planted in the median.
This morning's crash left the car with a crushed front end, and resulted in several Hendry county deputies, several units from the fire department, EMS, and the two FHP patrol cars responding.
The unidentified male driver turned down treatment from EMS and presumably suffered no injuries. The crash is still under investigation and charges may be pending.
Complaints have been made to the Hendry Road and Bridge department over the years asking for a sign warning of the curve. There have been a dozen or so car vs. tree crashed in this 1/8 mile stretch of road.
(Video: Car vs. Tree Crash)