Man Critical After Truck Crushes SUV in Pinellas

EAST LAKE (970 WFLA) -- A driver from New Port Richey is in critical condition after his SUV got T-boned by a semi. 

Troopers say it happened around lunchtime at the corner of East Lake Road and Ridgemoor Boulevard in Pinellas County. 32 year old Jeff Diedrich was turning left from southbound East Lake onto Ridgemoor. According to FHP, a semi-truck driven by 60 year old Moses Lopez of Brandon ran a red light and crashed into Diedrich's Explorer.  Diedrich is hospitalized at Bayonet Point Hospital. 

Both vehicles struck another SUV, a Toyota Sequoia; the other drivers and passengers weren't hurt. FHP says charges are pending.

Photo credit: Florida Highway Patrol

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