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Boy hurt in January crash released from hospital

By Staff | Apr 6, 2016

An 11-year-old boy has been released from the hospital following a January traffic accident.

Noah Gordon of 3607 S.E. 21st Ave. was discharged Friday from Tampa General Hospital, where he was airlifted on Jan. 29 after first being transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, officials reported.

His mother, Sophie V. Gordon, 34, also of 3607 S.E. 21st Ave., was recently issued a citation by the Cape police in connection to the crash for violation of right of way when turning left in an intersection.

Officials reported that Gordon was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser east along Northeast Pine Island Road when she attempted to turn north onto Northeast 24th Avenue at 8:48 a.m. At the time, a Mack dump truck, driven by Vito A. Losurdo, 49, was westbound along Pine Island Road.

As the Chrysler began to cross the westbound lanes of Pine Island Road, Losurdo applied his brakes. The truck began to skid and its front end struck the right rear end of the Chrysler, according to police.

The truck traveled west, tipped over on its side, left the road and stopped in a ditch.

Following the collision, the Chrysler spun and struck the median of Northeast 24th Avenue. Police reported that the vehicle continued to spin and travel west, where its right side hit the front of a Hyundai Sonata that was stopped at Pine Island and Northeast 24th Avenue in the southbound lane.

After the second impact, the Chrysler continued to roll, crossing all of the southbound lanes of Northeast 24th Avenue. It left the road and stopped in the northeast corner of the intersection.

The Hyundai was pushed slightly backward but came to rest near its original location.

Gordon and Losurdo, of 14775 Indigo Lakes Circle, Naples, both sustained minor injuries in the accident and were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. They have since been discharged.

The driver of the Hyundai, Jennifer M. Joanis, 20, 4501 S.W. 21st St., was not hurt.

Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the crash, according to police.