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10 vehicles in Pinellas crash on US 19

 
10 vehicles in Pinellas crash on US 19
Posted Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 @ 8am

PINELLAS (970 WFLA) – Florida Highway Patrol troopers say ten vehicles were part of a crash Tuesday evening in Pinellas County at US Highway 19 north of Curlew Road.

Troopers say a truck was southbound on US 19 in the center lane and attempted to change lanes into the inside lane but failed to maintain control of the trailer that he was towing. Troopers say the trailer struck the curb causing the trailer and truck to rotate out of control hitting the side of a car and another truck prior to the trailer becoming dislodged from the truck. The trailer then began to overturn striking the side of four other vehicles, troopers said, and then several other cars hit each other also.

One of the drivers was airlifted to Bayfront Hospital due to his injuries sustained from the crash. 

Troopers say the truck driver was cited for Careless Driving. 

Photo Credit Florida Highway Patrol

 

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