Man seriously injured in single-car crash
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.