|SUV lifted by manpower to free driver|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Joel Addington|
|Thursday, 27 October 2011 09:49|
A Lake Butler woman was injured after the SUV she was driving veered off Woodlawn Road south of Macclenny and overturned.
The 1997 GMC Yukon landed on top of the driver, Elizabeth Robertson, according to Ira McDuffie of Macclenny, who came upon the accident scene shortly after it occurred about 1 pm on October 20.
“We literally pushed [the SUV] over,” said Mr. McDuffie. “All I could see were her feet sticking out from under it ... She was trapped under the windshield.”
Mr. McDuffie said he and a handful of first responders stood the Yukon on its side to free the victim. A paramedic thanked him for his help and shook his hand before the ambulance transported Ms. Robertson to Shands Jacksonville.The SUV was traveling east on Woodlawn when it crossed the center line for an unknown reason and traveled off the roadway and onto the north shoulder’s ditch where it flipped, said Lt. Bill Leeper of the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver was charged with careless driving.Mason Bryant has lived near the accident scene just east of Glenn Williamson Road for the last 23 years.
He said there’s been six wrecks on the recently widened and repaved roadway in the last month alone.
Mr. Bryant attributed the wrecks to the fresh asphalt and the thoroughfare’s 45 mph speed limit.
“Now people think they can drive like it’s NASCAR,” he said.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 13:20|