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SUV spins and winds up on Skyway Bridge barrier after rear-end collision

The driver, 57, had stopped for construction work on the span when he was struck from behind by a car, the Highway Patrol said.
No one was hurt when a car rear-ended an SUV Monday on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, sending the SUV spinning onto an outside barrier.
No one was hurt when a car rear-ended an SUV Monday on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, sending the SUV spinning onto an outside barrier. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Dec. 29, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG — A 57-year-old Myakka City man escaped injury when a car rear-ended his sport utility vehicle, sending it spinning across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge before it came to rest on top a concrete barrier.

The collision occurred about 7:15 p.m. Monday about four miles south of the Pinellas Bayway, where the span bends toward the southeast.

The SUV driver was headed south in the outside lane of the bridge when he stopped for construction work, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A car behind him, driven by a 25-year-old St. Peterburg man, failed to stop and collided with the rear of the SUV, causing it to rotate onto the outside barrier wall.

Both men as well as a passenger in the car were wearing seatbelts. No one was injured.