Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Polk City 2-car crash sends 2 to hospital


Maybe the reason the driver could not stop..was it was a F-150 what is the towing capacity?
It was hauling a 35 foot boat.

Ask...how much does the trailer and boat weigh? It has to be well over the towing capacity of the F-150.

News Chief staff report

Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 4:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:07 a.m.

POLK CITY - A two-vehicle crash early Monday sent two people to the hospital, took out some power lines and closed a busy Polk City intersection for almost nine hours.

The crash at Broadway Boulevard (County Road 559) and Commonwealth Avenue (State Road 33) happened around 5 a.m., according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Cynthia Renfroe, 45, of Stagecoach Road, Polk City, was traveling north on Commonwealth in her 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck when a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, which was hauling a 36-foot pleasure boat west on Broadway, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of the two roads, the Sheriff's Office reported.

The Silverado, driven by Clendon Smith, 63, of Cruisers Drive, Polk City, struck the passenger side of the F-150, the Sheriff's Office reported. The Silverado pushed the F-150 into a power pole and the boat and trailer broke free, hitting another power pole.

Both drivers were transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

The Sheriff's Office reported at 5:44 a.m. that the intersection was closed for the crash investigation and repairs to the utility poles and power lines. Traffic didn't flow freely again at the accident site until about 2 p.m.

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