Dodge Durango Overturns, Ejecting Passenger
LABELLE, FL. -- Brandon Alan Purvis, 35 of Felda is in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital after a crash of a 2005 Dodge Durango at 10:35 a.m. Friday in western Glades County, northwest of LaBelle.
The vehicle, driven by an unidentified driver, was northbound on Kirby Thompson Road. Suddenly, the driver encountered a blowout of the Durango's right rear tire. As a result, the front began to yaw to the left, then crossed the center line of the roadway and continued to travel northwest across the southbound lane.
The driver then lost control as the SUV entered the southbound grassy shoulder, then overturned and struck a barbed fence.
The occupants, were then ejected from the vehicle which came to final rest upright against a tree. Purvis was then transported by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition.
Purvis was not wearing a seat belt and an investigation is pending said FHP investigator T. J. Parks.