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From TowTimes.com - Florida Roadside Assistance Ranger Injured in Roadside Crash


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The driver of a Florida State Farm roadside assistance tow truck and a stranded motorist were involved in a crash on the Howard Franklin Bridge that joins St. Petersburg to Tampa.

Adam Lopez, 29, of Tampa had pulled over to assist a motorist with a disabled vehicle when the approaching driver of a tractor-trailer swerved to avoid the tow truck and disabled vehicle. Attempting to avoid a collision with a tractor-trailer, another vehicle swerved onto the bridge shoulder and struck the State Farm truck, which then struck the disabled vehicle. Both vehicles erupted into flames.

Lopez and a passenger in the disabled vehicle have been hospitalized with serious injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer did not stop at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol asks anyone with information to call 813-559-1800.

A full report can be found on Patch St. Pete, Fla.


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  • 1 year later...

It's been nearly 2 years since this incident. I am just wondering if anyone has a follow up on Adam Lopez.


With all the Tower Down reports this year and the high number of emergency personnel struck we should neither forget those who did not make it home and theose survivors who have suffered injuries as a result of these incidents such as the one in this post. Thanks

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