Clewiston man in critical condition following crash


CLEWISTON, Fla. A 27-year-old man was hospitalized Thursday morning after a crash on U.S. 27 and Lewis Boulevard, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The wreck happened at 6:24 a.m. when James Douglas Edens, of Clewiston, was driving a 1996 Jeep Chevrolet westbound on U.S. 27 behind a bus, troopers said. The driver of the bus began to decelerate causing Eden to swerve and collide with a concrete barrier on the westbound side of the median.

Eden lost control and was ejected from his vehicle, troopers said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Edens was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries, troopers said.

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