News: Driver of stolen vehicle slams into tractor-trailer in Sumter County


WILDWOOD, FL – Two drivers were injured in a collision involving a stolen vehicle in Sumter County Wednesday morning, WTVT reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident began when troopers attempted a traffic stop on the driver of a stolen Ford F-250 who was seen speeding and driving recklessly on I-75 in Wildwood just before 4:15 a.m.

The FHP said the driver kept going and took off onto State Road 44.  After exiting the roadway, the fleeing driver turned around and crashed into a tractor-trailer making a left turn into the Pilot Travel Center in roadway.  Both vehicles ended up in the center’s parking lot.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a Dade City man, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Ford, a 20-year-old Gainesville man, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in Sumter County? If so, contact the Sumter County car accident lawyers  at Whittel & Melton to discuss your legal options.  Our knowledgeable legal team routinely works with experts who can properly investigate your auto accident and help you be fairly compensated for your injuries. 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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