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St. Petersburg Times
May 2, 1999
Section: HERNANDO TIMES
vehicle accident injury
Loose trailer injures construction workers
Dateline: SPRING HILL
Article Text:Two highway flagmen working at a Suncoast Parkway interchange under construction east of Spring Hill were seriously injured Saturday when they were struck by a trailer that came loose from a pickup.
One of the injured men, David Alan Welsh, 40, of New Port Richey, was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with severe leg injuries, said Trooper Jerry Perdue of the Florida Highway Patrol. Welsh was in stable condition Saturday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.
he second worker, Richard Stafford, also suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Spring Hill Regional Medical Center, where he was in stable condition. The men were injured about 10:15 a.m. near theparkway interchange on Spring Hill Drive, near Barclay Ave.
A small trailer broke loose from behind a Ford truck driven by Virginia Ball Ryan, 62, of 19150 Ayers Road in Brooksville. The trailer clipped the two flagmen as they stood on the side of the road, narrowly missing two others, Perdue said. All four work for Prince Construction Co. of Palmetto, he said. Perdue said Ryan would be cited with a traffic violation for not securing the trailer properly.
Record Number: 9905026931910608675533