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Stolen van collides with car on I-4, critically injuring Winter Haven man

A Winter Haven man was critically injured Saturday when a driver in a stolen car collided with his vehicle as it was disabled on the shoulder of Interstate 4 east of McIntosh Road in Hillsborough County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Gurnam Hayre, 45, was driving a 1999 Plymouth Voyager east on I-4 at about 12:41 p.m. when the vehicle broke down, the FHP said. Hayre pulled over and got out of the vehicle.

A stolen 1997 Dodge van driven by Robert E. Moore, 33, of Lakeland was driving eastbound at high speed, cutting in and out of traffic, when he struck the rear of Hayre's Voyager, the FHP said. The crash catapulted Hayre into the grass shoulder.

Moore ran from the scene, the FHP said, but was soon captured by Hillsborough sheriff's deputies at Gallagher and Gore roads. He is charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury, driving on a suspended license and possession of a stolen car.

Sarbjit Hayre, a passenger in the Voyager, suffered minor injuries.

Stolen van collides with car on I-4, critically injuring Winter Haven man 02/15/14 [Last modified: Saturday, February 15, 2014 8:50pm]
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