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One Injured in Rollover Crash, Airlifted to Trauma Center

BROOKSVILLE – One person was injured in a single vehicle rollover crash this afternoon, shutting down traffic in both directions of Cortez Blvd for several minutes.

There are unconfirmed reports that the vehicle crossed over the median from the eastbound lanes, plowed through a fence, and then rolled over, coming to rest against a tree.

Several witnesses ran to the victim’s aid and held the vehicle on its side until first responders could shore up the vehicle, preventing it from rolling over.

The male driver and only occupant of the vehicle was extremely combative with rescue personnel as they attempted to strap him to the gurney.

The victim was airlifted to a nearby trauma center where his condition is unknown at this time.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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  • Andrew so glad you are ok, you had an angel on your shoulder, ☺

    Friday, 10 June 2016, 11:52 am
  • I’m the victim in the accident listed above. believe it or not, not a single broken bone. just a black eye and a fat lip. I’ll worry about the car later.

    Thursday, 9 June 2016, 11:27 pm
  • Any update on the man’s condition? I pray that he is going to be okay.

    Thursday, 9 June 2016, 9:05 pm
  • Commonsense /Catapano / Tony / Roger, just load up and go back to New York, demolishing derbies, routing happening. Your substandard education is showing through!

    Thursday, 9 June 2016, 7:15 pm
  • I have never lived in a place that has so many rollovers and it’s happening almost every day, Even in demolishing derbies they don’t roll their cars, Is this just a Florida thing or has rolling your car mover become fashionable here in Florida..

    Thursday, 9 June 2016, 5:01 pm
  • Kathy before Bayonet Point got its trauma license you would be flown to st.pete or tampa trauma centers if your condition was called a trauma alert.
    Hernando county does not have a trauma center at any of the 3 hospitals we have. If you are in severe condition the medics have a golden hour rule so you are best treated at a trauma hospital.
    hope that helps some

    Thursday, 9 June 2016, 4:05 pm
  • why are all accident victims airflighted out of spring hill/Brooksville? all the hospitals here and none that can handle trauma patients? ridiculous! I fell and got 3 stitches and they sent me to bayfront in st pete by ambulance. now I have extra charges I cant afford. maybe that’s why he’s combative, in addition to the head trauma

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 8:51 pm
    • Bayonet Point is the trauma hospital in this area and has been for 2 or 3 years now

      Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:40 pm
    • Because of the lack common sense, We have 3 hospitals here in Hernando County so what are they good for, Taking splinters out of your finger. going there with an upset stomach, Sure they take care of heart attacks and strokes but they also should be able to handle other injuries related to auto crashes

      Thursday, 9 June 2016, 4:43 pm
  • unfortunate this happened but glad that more people were not hurt. curious as to the cause.

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 7:25 pm
  • Correction regarding him crossing the west bound I meant!

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6:50 pm
  • I hope the man is ok and thankful no one else was injured.

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6:47 pm
  • It’s a new model year Handa Civic

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6:25 pm
  • i didnt know this was guess the crashed up car lol

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6:16 pm
    • well someone did ask!

      Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 7:52 pm
    Is Georgie’s Flooring store closed now? Will you report on them, please?

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6:13 pm
  • Well, at lunch time I thank God he didn’t kill anyone in the eastbound lanes he crossed over, as well as anyone walking on the sidewalk!

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6:07 pm
  • Where on Cortez was this?

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 4:37 pm
    • Near Oak Hill Hospital

      Thursday, 9 June 2016, 1:43 pm
  • looks like a dodge intrepid to me

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 4:02 pm
  • Looks like a Ford Taurus

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 3:31 pm
  • Hope he is ok. Combativeness leads me to believe there is head trauma.

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 3:07 pm
    • I as a former ER nurse thought the same thing. Hope he is OK

      Thursday, 9 June 2016, 8:49 am
  • This is as local as your gonna get. The stations in Tampa don’t cover motor vehicle accidents unless it’s something news worthy and out of the ordinary. In the Bay Area there are over 100 accidents a day. A good resource is Florida highway patrols website if you want to know if there’s an accident with road block in the direction your going.
    Also the sheriffs site shows active calls but it’s useless with out showing the location which I hope they consider in the future. Most other agencies in the area show the locations

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 2:27 pm
  • What kind of car is this

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:30 pm
  • We do! Right here!

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:28 pm
  • Where I used to reside, Roll overs were a very rare but here their an every day occurrence and the population was basically the same. There is something seriously wrong around here.

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:26 pm
  • why we don’t get this type of news locally?

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:14 pm
    • Why, Because it’s become just a routing happening around here now.

      Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:28 pm

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