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Dump Truck Overturns on State Road 72 in Sarasota

The 40-year-old driver was hospitalized with serious injuries in the Monday morning crash that happened east of Proctor Road, authorities said.

A dump truck driver was seriously injured when he lost control of his vehicle and it overturned on State Road 72 in Sarasota, authorities said Monday.

The man was headed west on 72, east of Proctor Road, around 10:45 a.m. Monday when his truck left the road and traveled onto the right shoulder, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The driver, Jose L. Izquierdo, 40, of Pinellas Park, then steered left in an attempt to re-enter the roadway and lost control of the truck, causing it to overturn onto its passenger side, investigators said.

The truck came to to rest in the westbound and right turn lanes of State Road 72.

Izquierdo was taken to Doctor's Hospital with serious injuries, the FHP reports.

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