Video: Car slams into Florida Turnpike barrier, passenger ejected
ST. CLOUD, Fla. (CBS12) —
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New video from the Florida Highway Patrol shows a man flying from a car after it slammed into a wall at a toll plaza along the Florida Turnpike.
The violent crash happened in St. Cloud on June 3.
Troopers said the 23-year-old driver failed to slow down and crashed into lane 13. The Cadillac goes airborne and bursts into flames.
At the same time, the impact sends a 25-year-old passenger flying. His body lands in the next lane, just feet from another car. According to the FHP, he survived his injuries. The others in the car also survived, WKMG reported.
The Florida Highway Patrol ticketed the driver for careless driving. Investigators believe he was either asleep or fatigued at the time of the crash.
WKMG reported the crash remains under investigation and drugs or alcohol are not factors in the crash.