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Injured Driver Charged after Single-Car Crash in St. Petersburg

Florida Highway Patrol | Traffic Accident

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured when he pulled the man from his burning car.

ST. PETERSBURG – A St. Petersburg man has been charged with several offenses after a single-car crash about 8 p.m. Monday (June 8) caused his car to burst into flames.

Charged with felony driving with a suspended license, no seatbelt and careless driving was Michael Lamar Brewer, 51, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Brewer, of St. Petersburg, remains in Bayfront Medical Center receiving care for his injuries.

The FHP says Brewer was driving his 2011 Infinity G37 northbound on I-275 in the exit lane for 54th Ave. N in St. Petersburg when he failed to negotiate the curve on the ramp. Brewer’s car went off the road and collided with several trees on the shoulder. After hitting the trees, the car caught on fire.

FHP Trooper Robert Duckers, was nearby helping a motorist who had car trouble when he was told of the crash. An FHP spokesman said Duckers ran to the burning car, broke the window and pulled Brewer, who was unconscious, to safety. Duckers sustained minor injuries to his hand and arm while saving Brewer. Both he and Brewer were take to Bayfront. Duckers was released from the hospital after receiving care for minor injuries. For information on the FHP, see

Photo courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol.

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