March 20, 2013
Country music singer David Allan Coe was injured during a car crash in Florida last Tuesday.
Authorities say that the 73 year-old country crooner was driving his 2011 Suburban in Ocala, Florida when ran a red light before being struck by a semi carrying produce.
Witnesses say that the impact caused the semi to flip on its side and spill its haul of corn and radishes on the busy Ocala intersection. The crash also destroyed a traffic control box causing traffic in the area to become snarled for hours.
Thankfully Coe was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident and was removed from the mangled SUV by Ocala Fire Rescue officials.
According to officials David was cited for “violation of a traffic control device.”
Brice Smith, Coe’s longtime friend and road manager said that the singer was headed from a casino in Tampa to a house in Ormond Beach.
According to him Coe is doing OK and that the singer’s wife is with him at the hospital. A message on his official website states that Coe is “recuperating from his accident and will be OK.”
The semi’s driver, Robert Johnson 59, and his passenger Lisa Meade 49, were both taken to an area hospital where Meade was treated and released. Reports say that Johnson is listed in serious condition.
As a result of the crash Coe has cancelled two upcoming concerts at St. Louis and Louisville.
Coe was popular during the 70’s and 80’s with hits like “You Never Even Called Me by My Name,” “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile,” and “The Ride.” He also wrote the Johnny Paycheck classic “Take This Job and Shove It” which was later adapted into a hit film.
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