Man se­ri­ously in­jured in sin­gle-car crash

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A Largo man was left with lifethreat­en­ing in­juries af­ter los­ing con­trol of his car Satur­day night in In­dian Rocks Beach, au­thor­i­ties say. Bruce Ko­bel, 74, passed an­other driver on the right as he drove west­bound on the In­dian Rocks Cause­way near Gulf Boule­vard, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the Pinel­las County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice. When Ko­bel tried to re-es­tab­lish him­self in the left lane, he lost con­trol of his 2008 Lin­coln Town­car. Ko­bel skid­ded up onto the slightly el­e­vated con­crete me­dian, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. His car hit two trees then flipped be­fore end­ing its jour­ney atop a felled tree. Paramedics re­sponded to the crash and air­lifted Ko­bel to Bayfront Health St. Peters­burg. Al­co­hol was not a fac­tor in the crash, the sher­iff ’s of­fice said.

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