Largo Woman Injured in Seminole Rollover Crash


Largo Woman Injured in Seminole Rollover Crash

Leslie Ann Roone, age 68 of Largo, Florida, was injured in a crash that occurred at approximately 3:22 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

The crash occurred on Oakhurst Road south of 94th Place N in Unincorporated Seminole.

According to investigators, a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Corporal who was on-duty and operating his fully marked agency vehicle, was traveling north on Oakhurst Road, just north of 102nd Avenue North.

While traveling northbound, the corporal observed a 2014 Toyota Camry traveling south on Oakhurst Road, cross the center line into oncoming traffic, nearly striking his patrol vehicle.

The corporal turned around and began traveling south on Oakhurst Road in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle drove through the red light traffic signal at 102nd Avenue North and Oakhurst Road, and continued to travel south while weaving all over the roadway, striking a road sign. The corporal activated his emergency lights, but the vehicle did not stop.

The corporal did not pursue the vehicle. As he turned off his emergency lights and slowed down, he observed the vehicle continue south and run off the right side of Oakhurst Road just south of 94th Place North. The vehicle ran over a traffic sign, struck a Duke Energy Pole, and sideswiped a tree which caused the vehicle to go airborne into a parked 2011 Chevrolet Frontier Communication work van. The Camry then rolled onto its roof and came to a stop facing north, against a chain link fence.

The driver, 68-year-old Leslie Ann Rooney, was extricated from the vehicle from fire rescue crews dispatched to the scene.  She was flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for what investigators are reporting, non-life threatening injures.

The Frontier Communication van that was struck was parked in the grass along the southbound shoulder of Oakhurst Road.

There were no occupants in the van at the time of the crash.

Investigators say Rooney did not show signs of impairment and believe she suffered a medical episode that caused her erratic driving and the crash.

The investigation continues.




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