Punta Gorda, FL (December 27, 2018) - A crash involving a fuel truck and a UPS truck left two people injured on Wednesday, December 26th in Punta Gorda. The crash took place around 2:40 pm.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the UPS truck was traveling westbound on Bermont Road near Sunset Boulevard when the driver was forced to swerve to avoid colliding with stopped traffic. After swerving, the UPS truck veered into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a fuel truck. The UPS driver, identified as 22-year-old John Tufano, suffered serious injuries. Tufano was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. The fuel truck driver, 61-year-old Alpha Drawdy, sustained minor injuries and received treatment at Bayfront Punta Gorda.
A Hazmat team responded to the scene to secure the fuel truck until it could be towed away.
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