TARPON SPRINGS – A Holiday man suffered serious injuries after losing control of his vehicle about 7:35 p.m. Saturday, April 19, on Keystone Road east of Lora Lane.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that Richard J. Fenton, 52, was traveling westbound on Keystone Road in at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his 2008 Ford F150. The vehicle began to rotate, then left the highway and traveled onto the north shoulder. The truck overturned several times before coming to rest on the driver’s side partially submerged in a pond.
Fenton was trapped inside the vehicle below the water line. Witnesses and a Good Samaritan, Richard Glenn, 52, of Oldsmar stopped to help. Troopers said Glenn was able to keep Fenton above the water line until fire rescue units arrived.
Emergency personnel extricated Fenton from the truck and transported him to St. Joseph’s Hospital with serious injuries. Fenton was ticketed for careless driving.