Our network

Man critical after trapped under dump truck in crash | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Man critical after trapped under dump truck in crash

Lithia, Florida -- A 27-year-old man is lucky to be alive after a dump truck fell on top of his vehicle trapping him inside Thursday morning.

Justin Richard says his friend Adam Souders was on his way to work driving down County Road 39 around 9:30 a.m.

"As soon as I got the call, I got sick," says Richard.

Souders never made it. He was in this white pickup truck when deputies say a dump truck failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Hwy 672 and County Road 39 and crashed into him.

"I hate to see something like this, especially to my friend," says Richard.

Souders was trapped inside for over an hour as emergency crews worked to rescue him from inside.

"It took special equipment, special training. It was very complicated," says Ronnie Rivera, with the Hillsborough County Fire Department.

A complicated rescue that may have saved Souders' life who is in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital.

"It's horrible. My thoughts and prayers are with him," says Richard.

The driver of the dump truck, 37-year-old Ynefre Fernandez, was cited for violation of right of way.

You may also like...

Underwater Secret: Hidden caves beneath Weeki Wachee

Rollercoaster Rescue: 16 stranded after ride malfunction

Car Crash tragedy: USF students killed in interstate wrong-way crash

Hungry Sinkhole: Hole opens beneath Corvette museum, swallows 8 cars

Be my McValentine: Romantic reservations at McDonald's

Card Game Murder: Man sentenced for Magic: The Gathering killing

Treason? Secret Service visits candidate who says Obama should hang

Sasquatch on Tour: "Dead Bigfoot" on display in Texas

Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary

#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here


Manatee County Businesses