Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Public safety

Deputies: Semi truck driver runs red light, causes three-vehicle crash in Progress Village

TAMPA — Authorities were cleaning up fuel from a three-vehicle crash in Progress Village that sent a 72-year-old Tampa woman to the hospital Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. when a semitrailer truck traveling south on 78th Street ran a red light at Progress Boulevard and struck a car, which then spun into a concrete truck, deputies said.

The semi, meanwhile, lost control and went through a fence and into the backyard of a house on the corner of 78th Street and Progress Boulevard.

The driver of the 2004 Monte Carlo that the semi hit — Carol Browning — was pulled out of her car by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and taken to Tampa General Hospital, deputies say.

Fire Rescue also stopped a fuel leak on the semi, which was driven by David Flint, 55, of St. Petersburg. Deputies cited him with running a red light.

Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at [email protected] or (813) 226-3433.

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