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Ruskin man badly injured in crash

RUSKIN — A 47-year-old man suffered severe head injuries Friday night after his vehicle hit a power pole and overturned.

Fred Violette, was driving south on 33rd Street SE at 16th Avenue when missed a curve and sped off the road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

His 2001 Hyundai Elantra slid into a shallow ditch, deputies said. It hit a concrete drainage pipe and went airborne before hitting a Tampa Electric power pole.

Paramedics pulled Violette, who was not wearing a seat belt, from the upside down car and took him to South Bay Hospital. He was later flown to Tampa General Hospital where he was in critical condition Saturday evening

The passenger in the Hyundai, Carrie Ann Parker, 43, was wearing her seat belt and only had minor injuries, deputies said. She lives with Violette in Ruskin.

Deputies suspect alcohol was a factor in this crash, but have not filed any charges pending toxicology tests.

Ruskin man badly injured in crash 07/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:52pm]
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