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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Pickup truck crashes into power pole near SR 200

Multiple people were hospitalized on Thursday morning after their pickup truck collided with a power pole at an intersection near State Road 200 in Ocala.

Pickup truck collides with power pole at intersection of SW 63rd Lane Road and SW 60th Avenue on June 20, 2024 Photo by MCFR 5
Several MCFR crews arrived to the scene of the crash on Thursday morning. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

At around 5:20 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the intersection of SW 63rd Lane Road and SW 60th Avenue. Multiple people had called 911 to report that a pickup truck had rolled over and struck a power pole, according to MCFR.

Within five minutes, MCFR crews arrived at the scene of the crash and observed a power pole leaning over the pickup truck.

The vehicle’s occupants had managed to free themselves from the wreckage prior to the arrival of firefighters and paramedics.

Pickup truck collides with power pole at intersection of SW 63rd Lane Road and SW 60th Avenue on June 20, 2024 Photo by MCFR 4
MCFR crews at the scene of the crash. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Additional units from Ocala Fire Rescue arrived on scene, and paramedics began evaluating and treating the individuals involved in the crash.

Pickup truck collides with power pole at intersection of SW 63rd Lane Road and SW 60th Avenue on June 20, 2024 Photo by MCFR 6
The occupants of the pickup truck sustained serious injuries in the crash. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The pickup truck’s occupants were then transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Their identities were not released by MCFR.

The cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.