St. Petersburg, FL (October 21, 2021) - A 46-year-old man was hurt in a crash that took place on Thursday in St. Petersburg. The accident occurred just after 9:00 a.m. on the Pinellas Bayway.
According to reports, Howard Hugh Powell, of Miramar, was operating an excavator on the Bayway when a 2003 Ford F350 left the road for unknown reasons. The truck collided with a utility box and a signpost before hitting a tree. The impact of the collision with the tree caused several pieces of wood to fly out of the truck. A piece of the wood struck Powell in the chest. He was critically hurt and taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he is listed in critical condition. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.
Charges are pending the outcome of an investigation. There is no further information available.
Florida car accidents take place approximately once every 92 seconds. Crashes occur at almost all times on Florida's roadways, making our state one of the most dangerous in the nation for motorists. Many accidents happen very suddenly and unexpectedly and lead to injuries for innocent victims who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Howard Hugh Powell following this tragic car accident in St. Petersburg.
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