Venice, FL ~
Venice Fire Rescue received a call around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday for a vehicle accident near the intersection of Pinebrook Rd. and Pinebrook Way. A Nissan Maxima traveling south on Pinebrook Rd. drove up a car carrier and crashed near the top, leaving it hanging over the edge precariously close to falling off.
When units arrived on scene they found a middle-age male sitting inside the vehicle uninjured. The male driver was told to remain still until crews could stabilize the vehicle. Crews used industrial straps to secure the front of the vehicle to the car carrier, then had a wrecker stabilize it from the rear. Once this was accomplished, the driver was safely extricated from the vehicle. The were no injuries and the scene was turned over to Venice Police for investigation. The driver was cited by VPD for careless driving.
The car carrier was dropping off a vehicle to a nearby resident when the accident occurred. The car carrier was parked with its hazards on, under a streetlight with the ramp down when the vehicle struck it.