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Three hospitalized after crash on Belcher Road in Dunedin

DUNEDIN — Two people were flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg after their SUV crashed into a truck and flipped on Belcher Road on Friday morning, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

James Spence, 18, and Jessie Aldridge, 17, were both taken to the hospital with life-threatening injures. No further information about their condition was available.

At 11:43 a.m., Spence and Aldridge were passengers in a Ford Sport Track with two other teenagers driving north on Belcher Road near Highland Woods Drive. The driver turned into the curbside lane to pass a vehicle through a construction zone, deputies said, but in the lane was a slow-moving Ford F350 truck pulling a sign board. The driver of the Sport Track tried to swerve but bumped the truck, causing the SUV to fishtail and flip. It rolled and ejected the two young men, as well as Kyle Aldridge, 16. Deputies say all three were not wearing seat belts.

Kyle was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital and was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The drivers of both vehicles were not injured. The northbound section of Belcher Road at Curlew Drive was shut down for six hours while deputies conducted their investigation.

Three hospitalized after crash on Belcher Road in Dunedin 12/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 6, 2013 9:38pm]
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