Man critically injured after being pinned beneath trailer in Martin County
By Laurie K. Blandford of the TCPalm
MARTIN COUNTY — A man suffered traumatic injuries Friday afternoon after he was hit by and pinned beneath a runaway trailer, officials said.
Kevin Walker, 44, of Stuart was riding a bicycle northbound in the 3200 block of Southeast Dixie Highway in front of the Stuart Fence Company about 2:30 p.m. when he was hit by a trailer that came off a vehicle, said Fire Rescue spokesman Dan Harshburger.
Jerone Young, 53, of Port St. Lucie was driving a truck heading to Golden Gate and pulling a trailer carrying debris from landscaping, said sheriff's traffic supervisor Lt. Stephen Mochen. The trailer wasn't secured and came off the truck's hitch.
The man was trapped under the trailer briefly until emergency crews extracted him out from beneath it, Harshburger said. The trailer crushed the man's pelvis, Mochen said.
The man was flown to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce in critical condition, Harshburger said.
Florida Highway Patrol officials were investigating the crash late Friday.
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