Truck Hood Pops Open
CLEWISTON, FL. -- Norbeto Rene Diaz, 60 of Hollywood, Fl driving a 2011 Chevy 3500 truck and Shawn Leroy Parrish, 37 of Arcadia, Florida driving a Ford F250 truck collided about 1:20 p.m. Monday on US27 near County Road 720 in Hendry County.
Diaz was traveling east on US 27 in the outside lane while Parrish was traveling east on US 27 in the outside lane. According to a witness, Diaz changed lanes to the inside lane and began to pass Parrish.
Diaz's hood popped up obstructing his view and he failed to pull over and lost control and as a result struck Parrish's vehicle rear left side with the front right side causing Parrish to lose control and rotate counter clockwise through the eastbound lanes into the grassy median.
After entering the median, Parrish's vehicle overturned and traveled through the median coming to final rest upside down on it's roof partially occupying the westbound inside lane and grassy median facing northwest.
Diaz's vehicle was driven to a controlled stop in the eastbound inside lane facing northeast.
Parrish was taken to Hendry Regional Hospital with minor injuries.