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4 llamas involved in car crash in SW Florida

Posted at 4:19 AM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 00:21:02-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Four llamas are being evaluated at a southwest Florida veterinary hospital after being involved in a crash on Interstate 75.


      Charlotte County Fire-Rescue officials say a pickup truck carrying a trailer with four llamas crashed at mile marker 164, near Punta Gorda, shortly after 2:30 p.m. The truck crashed into a bridge over the Peace River.


      Photos taken by fire rescue officials show one of the llamas strapped on a stretcher.


      Three of the four llamas appeared to be uninjured. Charlotte County Animal Control is transporting the four llamas to a veterinarian to be checked. A male driver in his 20's was injured and was taken to a hospital, where he is in stable condition.


      The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.