HE­LI­COPTER LANDS ON I-75 TO AIRLIFT CRASH VIC­TIM

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It’s not ev­ery day you see a he­li­copter land on the high­way.

But that’s what hap­pened Sun­day when au­thor­i­ties re­sponded to a se­ri­ously in­jured car crash vic­tim near mile marker 193 on south­bound In­ter­state 75.

The driver of a Nis­san left the high­way and crashed into a tree just south­east of Venice, said Lt. Gre­gory S. Bueno, a Florida High­way Pa­trol spokesman. Au­thor­i­ties briefly shut down south­bound I-75 traf­fic for a brief time around noon so a he­li­copter could land, load the in­jured mo­torist and trans­port him to Sara­sota Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal.

The driver, who au­thor­i­ties haven’t iden­ti­fied, suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries in the crash, Bueno said.

The ac­ci­dent re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

BRONTË WITTPENN | Times

A car crash vic­tim is air­lifted from south­bound In­ter­state 75 af­ter suf­fer­ing se­ri­ous in­juries on Sun­day.

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