News: Driver hospitalized after pickup hits tree, fence in Sumter County


SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A pickup truck accident in Sumter County Saturday morning left a driver hospitalized.

According to a report in the Villages-News, the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 319 and County Road 326 at about 10:35 a.m.  The driver of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck drove off the roadway, crashed into a tree and then hit a fence, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The driver, a 73-year-old man from Bushnell, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. No information was released on the extent of his injuries.

The FHP said the man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and added that the airbag in the pickup had deployed.

Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Sumter County? If so, the experienced Sumter County car accident lawyers  at Whittel & Melton can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills and other expenses you have incurred. To schedule a free initial consultation where we can review your case in detail, you can reach out to us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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