Rep. Kevin Ambler in auto accident
LUTZ — State Rep. Kevin Ambler went to a hospital and was cited after a car crash on Saturday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Neither Ambler, R-Lutz, nor the other driver had serious injuries.
Ambler was turning left from N Dale Mabry Highway into the Cheval Golf and Country Club about 12:20 p.m. when his black Mercedes sport utility vehicle hit a southbound Toyota 4Runner, causing the Toyota to flip upside down, Trooper Jennifer Layton said.
One of Ambler's large campaign signs was posted just across the street. He is running against Jim Norman, a Hillsborough county commissioner, in the Republican primary for the District 12 state Senate seat.