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Good Samaritan renders aid to man in Tarpon Springs crash

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The crash occurred on Keystone Rd. in Tarpon Springs on Saturday night. The crash occurred on Keystone Rd. in Tarpon Springs on Saturday night.
TARPON SPRINGS, FL (WFLA) - A Good Samaritan helped save the life of a 52-year-old Holiday man Saturday night after he lost control of his vehicle and landed in a pond in Tarpon Springs.

Richard Fenton was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa where he is listed in serious condition.

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According to a Florida Highway Patrol report Fenton was traveling west on Keystone Rd. just east of Lora Lane when he lost control of his 2008 Ford pick-up truck. The truck, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, left the roadway and wound up on the north shoulder before it overturned several times.

The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. the report states.

The vehicle came to rest in the water with the driver’s side partially submerged. Richard Glenn saw the truck in the pond and stopped his vehicle to lend assistance to Fenton. Several other passers-by also stopped to render aid.

Investigators say Fenton was trapped in the truck below the water line. Glenn managed to keep Fenton’s head above water until emergency personnel arrived. The victim was extracted and prepared for transportation to St. Joe’s.

Fenton was issued a citation for careless driving.
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