Driver OK after Car plunges off Howard Frankland Bridge

Pinellas County

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A car plunged into the water following an accident on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Wednesday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 24-year-old Dennis Verboczki of Port Richey was headed south on the bridge when his vehicle experienced a mechanical failure and he couldn’t steer.

Verboczki lost control of the vehicle, which left the road and broke through a chainlink fence before entering a shallow portion of Tampa Bay.

He was able to exit the submerged vehicle unharmed.

Verboczki faces a charge for driving with a suspended license, according to the FHP report.

This is a developing situation. Please check back for updates.

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