Saturday, July 12, 2014

Serious Injuries As Driver Ejected From Vehicle

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- A 21-year old from Clewiston is in Hendry Regional Hospital after a crash on U.S. 27 at County Road 720 in Glades County.

Myra Zuniga in a 1997 Ford Explorer was southbound on US 27 in the inside lane when the front of the SUV began to yaw (turn sharply) to the right. It then began to travel southwest across the southbound lanes of US 27. 

The driver lost control as the Ford departed the roadway then overturned on the west grassy shoulder. Zuniga was then ejected from the vehicle as it came to rest in a ditch west of the roadway.

Elazarus Blackmon 23, of Moore Haven, a passenger, had minor injuries and was taken to Hendry Regional in Clewiston. 

Zuniga was charged with Careless Driving / Operating a Motor Vehicle without Driver License.

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