News: Teen falls over barrier after getting hit by alleged DUI driver 


TAMPA, FL – A 19-year-old teenager stood outside his disabled car on an I-275 shoulder when he was struck by an alleged DUI driver, leading him to fall over a barrier wall. 

This collision happened on I-275 North near I-4 on Sunday. Florida Highway Patrol and the Tampa Police Department told WTSP that the driver, suspected of impairment, lost control of his Infiniti sedan during rainy conditions. The motorist, later identified as 23-year-old Dane Jones, struck the unidentified 19-year-old teenager and his car. 

After the teen went over the barrier wall, first responders rushed him to a hospital for treatment of serious wounds. 

Authorities arrested Jones for “DUI serious injury, DUI property damage, and driving with a suspended license involving serious injury.” 

Following the collision, troopers and police closed the southbound I-275 and Hillsborough Avenue, along with the northbound I-275 and MLK junction, for scene clearance and investigation. They reopened all lanes by 3:30 a.m. 

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