Driver using GPS crashes into 12-foot trench in Orange County
Fire Rescue extricates victim near SR 528 and Turnpike
ORLANDO, Fla. – A 58-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday morning after his vehicle crashed into a 12-foot trench at a construction site in Orange County, officials said.
Troopers said Leonard Barber, of Sanford, crashed at 2501 Consulate Drive near State Road 528 and Florida's Turnpike, south of Orlando.
The FHP said Barber was following directions from a GPS when he went off the road and into the construction site.
Orange County Fire Rescue said the car was surrounded by live power lines, but first responders were able to safely extricate Barber, who was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
Barber was ticketed for careless driving, the FHP said.
No other details have been released.
Overnight #AutoAccident at 2501 Consulate Drive. Car located in approx. 12 foot trench at a construction site. Active power lines surrounding the vehicle & heavy entrapment. Squad crew members were able to safely extricate patient, who was tx via AirCare to ORMC.— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) May 29, 2019
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