Overturned Dump Truck Slows Traffic For Hours; Driver Critically Injured

January 30, 2009

An overturned dump truck delayed southbound traffic on Highway 29 in McDavid for hours Thursday and left the truck driver in critical condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Cynthia D. Kinney, 42, of Cantonment was eastbound on Highway 164 about 10:10 Thursday morning when she  “disregarded” the stop sign while attempting to make a right turn onto southbound Highway 29. The truck overturned onto the driver’s side. Kinney suffered critical injuries and was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital by LifeFlight.

The truck’s load of dirt was spilled across the  southbound lanes of Highway 29. The southbound traffic was diverted to the northbound side of Highway 29 for several hours.. The roadway was reopened  just before 1:00 Thursday afternoon.

The FHP says charges are pending in the accident.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash, and no other injuries.


One Response to “Overturned Dump Truck Slows Traffic For Hours; Driver Critically Injured”

  1. Deni Deron on January 29th, 2009 4:40 pm

    Praying for ya Cynthia….Get well!!!!!