Car Becomes Airborne, Drops 50 Feet to Land on Street
The driver looked down to adjust his car stereo, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
ST. PETERSBURG – No one was injured when a distracted driver drove off I-275 and landed on a street more than 50 feet below, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Thomas A. Highhouse, 61, of Pinellas Park, was not injured in the crash. He was cited for careless driving.
The crash happened about 11:10 a.m. today (April 19) at I-275 and Fifth Avenue N. Troopers said Highhouse was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro south on I-275. He looked down to adjust his car stereo and lost control of the car.
The Camaro left the interstate and traveled into the center median where it remained until it became airborne down a bridge embankment. The Camaro landed in the center of Fifth Avenue N, a drop of more than 50 feet. The car continued until it came to a final rest on the south grass shoulder of Fifth Avenue N.
Photos courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol.
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