Saturday, April 21, 2012

Crash With Injuries On Hendry CR833

Truck Overturns - Driver With Serious Injuries

CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Florida Highway Patrol reports a crash with injuries Saturday afternoon about 2:42 p.m. on Hendry County Road 833 north of CR835 in south central Hendry county, Florida.

Ramiz Ahmetovic, 51 of Urbandale, Iowa was approaching a curve that curved to the left on CR833, and attempted to negotiate the curve. For unknown reasons the driver failed to maintain control of his vehicle, a 1999 Volvo tractor/trailer as the vehicle travelled unto the east shoulder of CR-833.

The vehicle then overturned on its right side sliding into the guardrail on the curve on the east shoulder of CR-833. After colliding with the guardrail it rolled over onto its hood and roof.

The vehicle was found at final rest upside down facing northwest. The driver was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital by helicopter where he was treated for serious injuries with a gash to the head.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched at 3 p.m. and arrived at 4:27. A partial road block was in the northbound lane until 7:10 p.m. as a truck and trailer blocked the roadway. The vehicle suffered $38,000 in damage.

(Video: Helicopter departure - courtesy John Hollingsworth)

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