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Cape man remains in hospital after dump truck accident

By Staff | Jan 6, 2015

A Cape Coral man is improving at the hospital after he crashed a dump truck two weeks ago.

Jose L. Calvo, 57, was listed in good condition Tuesday at Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was taken on Dec. 23 following the accident on Interstate 75, south of Bayshore Road, according to officials.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Calvo was driving north on I-75 in the dump truck, which was hauling dry concrete mix. At 5:30 p.m., the truck veered to the right for reasons unknown at the time and struck the guard rail. As a result of the impact, the truck overturned onto its right side.

Calvo was ejected. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

A passenger in the truck, Norberto Flores, 23, also sustained serious injuries in the accident. Also transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment, Flores has since been treated and released.

According to officials, the crash caused the dry concrete mix to be spilled onto I-75.

Northbound traffic was diverted off at the Palm Beach Boulevard exit, while emergency crews attended to the scene.

The accident remains under investigation regarding possible charges, the FHP reported.