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Driver in Clearwater injured in early morning rollover.

The 2006 Hummer flipped near the intersection of Chestnut Street and Palm Avenue
A rollover accident in Clearwater early Monday morning resulted in injuries to the driver. [Clearwater Police Department]
A rollover accident in Clearwater early Monday morning resulted in injuries to the driver. [Clearwater Police Department]
Published Oct. 28
Updated Oct. 28

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.

‪Our crews worked this crash at Chestnut and Palm this morning, extricating the driver from the vehicle. He was taken to Bayfront as a precautionary trauma alert. ‬

Posted by Clearwater Police Department on Monday, October 28, 2019

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