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Man drives with traffic sign lodged in head

The man crashed into a median, then a sign and got part of a traffic sign stuck in his head

By EMS1 Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Fla. man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was pulled over by police who found he had been driving with a portion of a traffic sign lodged in his head.

Leslie Richard Newton, 63, was driving when he crashed into a median then a traffic sign, but continued driving. Apparently part of the sign went through his windshield and was embedded in his head, according to Action News Jax.

After officers pulled him over, he was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. Nobody else was injured.

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Roger Look Roger Look Friday, December 07, 2012 11:23:46 AM strange things in the ER.
Robert Gift Robert Gift Saturday, December 08, 2012 4:11:33 PM Wow! You want to secure the impaled body in place, but how do you do that with a traffic sign? Were they able to cut off or unbolt the sign?
John Bussell John Bussell Saturday, December 08, 2012 10:59:28 PM Bill Engvill "Heres your sign"
Daniel Katzenstein Daniel Katzenstein Sunday, November 24, 2013 1:01:14 PM I think it was a sign to stop drinking

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