Man drops cigarette while driving, leads to accident

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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:08 am

VENICE - A Sarasota man is in critical condition following an accident on I-75 Southbound, near the River Road exit, Tuesday afternoon.

Florida Highway Patrol says 56-year-old Sean P. Heenehan was driving his 1996 Dodge Ram when he dropped a cigarette on his lap, causing his truck to veer to the left, and onto a grassy median.  The truck then collided into small trees and brush.

Heenehan is recovering at Tampa General Hospital.

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