Clearwater, FL (July 13, 2018) – Two Clearwater Fire & Rescue medics pulled a man from a sinking car this morning. The man was identified as an elderly man who was injured in the accident.
The accident took place this morning right before noon at 2022 Camelot Drive. The Florida Highway Patrol claimed that 91-year-old Harry Hefter of Clearwater was driving his 2013 Hyundai west on Utopian Drive east. He lost control of his vehicle while he was making a left turn into a parking space.
Hefter then accelerated forward and collided with a parked car and a barrier wall. The car continued through a parking space, turned right, and entered the pond on the north side of the roadway.
Two rescuers came to help him out of the water after putting on water rescue gear. They swam to where the vehicle was sinking and pulled open a rear door. Hefter then climbed into the back seat to access an air pocket so that he could breathe.
Hefter was taken to the hospital for treatment and has since been listed in stable condition. At this time, the Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
In Florida, there is a reportable auto accident every 92 seconds. Over 250,000 people were injured on Florida roads in just 2017 alone. With so many accidents happening, you should always know where to turn. Our condolences are with you during this time.
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