Sunday, May 27, 2018
Public safety

Car crash on I-275 injures two men

Two people were injured after a man lost control of his car Wednesday morning on Interstate 275 and crashed into a cement barrier.

At 7:28 a.m. the driver, Tommy Xaymongkol, 56, drove his 2001 Mercedes-Benz westbound on the I-275 exit ramp toward Roosevelt Boulevard. As he rounded the ramp, he failed to negotiate the curve and swerved into the far left lane, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Xaymongkol over-corrected, veering across the lanes and into the cement barrier. The car spun around and struck the embankment once more, according to the FHP.

Both Xaymongkol and his passenger, 28-year-old Seth Nicholson, were taken to the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Xaymongkol was listed as in critical condition and Nicholson was in serious condition.

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