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Pedestrian trips over raised concrete, gets struck by wheels of tractor trailer, FHP says

Second pedestrian struck while trying to help the other

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Two men were seriously injured after being struck by the wheels of a tractor trailer Saturday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred on North Cumbee Road near Centurion Drive while a tractor trailer was trying to transport a large transformer to Lakeland Electric, according to the incident report.

FHP Public Information Officer Sergeant Gaskins said that because the load was so large, two spotters were walking next to the trailer controlling the dollies with remotes while watching for hazards.

One pedestrian tripped over raised concrete and fell into the path of the trailer.

The second pedestrian tried to help the other when both were hit by the trailer's wheels, which were traveling 2 MPH.

Both men were taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital for their injuries, according to the report.


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