The Clewiston News

Hit and run sends one to hospital

An unknown vehicle reportedly caused an accident on U.S. 27 this morning that sent one man to the hospital.

The accident occurred at around 6:07 a.m. on U.S. 27 near the intersection of State Road 80.

The unknown vehicle was driving eastbound towing a trailer when it apparently cut in front of another car, a report released by Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) states.

The Ford Mustang, driven by 21-year-old Joshua Osborne, of Moore Haven, reportedly swerved to avoid hitting the trailer and went off the road into the grassy median separating the east and westbound lanes.

Osborne reportedly lost control of his car, which rotated counterclockwise into the westbound lanes and into the path of a Ford Expedition.

The SUV, driven by 52-year-old Pedro Garcia, of Clewiston, struck Osborne’s Mustang twice before both cars came to a stop in the roadway.

Garcia reportedly suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Osborne was not injured in the crash and both were wearing their seatbelts, according to the report.

The vehicle that allegedly caused the accident did not stop and continued traveling eastbound on U.S. 27.