Clearwater firefighters had to extract a man out of his vehicle this morning after he flipped his SUV near the intersection of Chestnut Street and Palm Avenue. The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m.
According to police, the driver, who’s name hasn’t yet been released, was headed eastbound on Palm Avenue when the vehicle struck a curb and slid sideways before flipping.
The driver was taken by paramedics to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg. While the driver’s injuries aren’t thought to be life-threatening, a trauma alert was issued as a precaution.
Police are continuing to investigate and have not yet decided on if they’ll file charges.
The intersection has since reopened.