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14-019 Deputies Respond To Single Vehicle Crash In Seminole; Michigan Man Injured

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Julius Allen Balogh (Injured in single vehicle crash)
DOB: 12/12/1940
Address: 887 Hawthorne Drive, Tecumseh, Michigan

What:
Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash in Seminole. One man was injured. He sustained non-life threatening injuries after he crashed into a light post. The crash may have occurred due to a medical condition.

When:
The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Where:
The crash occurred at Bay Pines Boulevard between 95th and 100th Way.

Why/How:
According to deputies, 73-year-old Julius Allen Balogh was traveling eastbound on Bay Pines Boulevard, when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a light pole on the south side of the road. The light pole cracked and fell onto the vehicle.

Balogh was transported to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, deputies say Balogh may have lost control of the vehicle due to a medical condition.

Deputies say Duke Energy responded, took down power and removed the pole from atop the car. Eastbound traffic was interrupted for approximately two hours.

The investigation continues.

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