Sheldon Road at Waters Avenue reopened after crash

A woman was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday morning after a crash that closed for several hours the southbound side of Sheldon Road near Waters Avenue.

Caridad Chamizo, 48, of Tampa, was driving south on Sheldon Road just before 8 a.m. when her 2001 Ford Explorer was hit from behind by a 2001 Toyota Corolla, Hillsborough sheriff's deputies said.

The impact caused the Explorer to flip onto its roof before stopping in the middle of the road.

Chamizo was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, officials said.

The driver of the Corolla, 22-year-old Luis Arroyo of Tampa, agreed to undergo a voluntary blood draw to test for the presence of alcohol or drugs in his system, authorities said.

However, officials added that alcohol is not thought to be a factor in the crash and no criminal charges are pending.

The southbound side of Sheldon Road was reopened about 11 a.m. after being closed for three hours. The crash remained under investigation.

Sheldon Road at Waters Avenue reopened after crash 08/27/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:26am]

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