Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Julius Allen Balogh (Injured in single vehicle crash)
Address: 887 Hawthorne Drive, Tecumseh, Michigan
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.
The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
The crash occurred at Bay Pines Boulevard between 95th and 100th Way.
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.