Friday, August 11, 2017

Elvia Cardenas Seriously Injured In Crash

Ruben Dario Restrepo 69, of LaBelle was traveling southbound on Eucalyptus Boulevard in a 1980 GMC pickup as Elvia Cardenas, 38 of LaBelle was eastbound on County Road 80A/ Cowboy Way in a 2003 Ford Escape at 8:27 a.m. Friday.

Restrepo came to a stop sign at the intersection of southbound Eucalyptus Boulevard and County Road 80A. and failed to yield to coming eastbound traffic on County Road 80A.

He then proceeded south into the intersection. As a result, the left front Cardenas' vehicle struck the right front of the truck at the intersection.

Collision impact then redirected the truck in a southeasterly direction. Both vehicles came to
rest on the westbound grassy shoulder of County Road 80A (east of the intersection).

Cardenas was later transported by Hendry County EMS to Lehigh Regional Medical Center for serious injuries. Restrepo had no injuries and was cited for failure to yield right of way.

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