Pasco County transport van flips; 6 inmates ejected, injured

Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Attorneys. Six prison trustees were ejected from their transport van after the vehicle overturned on U.S. 41.

Florida personal injury attorney alerts- Pasco County inmates suffered injuries in crash.

Land O’ Lakes, FL (News)— An inmate transport van was involved in a single-vehicle crash that injured six inmates and the van driver on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. The incident occurred in Pasco County, according to information provided by

Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) allegedly reported that the van attempted to slow down as it was approaching the Shettle Road junction but instead lost control on the wet roadway. The van subsequently careened around and rolled over, ejecting six inmates as a result. The prison trustees occupying the van were reportedly “retuning from work detail in the county” when the motor vehicle accident happened.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly responded to the scene to transport the injured inmates to Bayonet Point Hospital to be treated for injuries that allegedly ranged from minor to critical. FHP troopers initially reported that 24-year-old inmate, Bobby J. Osborne was killed in the crash though later reports stated he suffered severe injuries but was indeed alive. Another inmate, identified as John F. Felcher, reportedly sustained critical injuries in the crash. The remaining four inmates and their driver, 50-year-old David Phaneuf, all received treatment by responding doctors and nurses for injuries described as minor. It was unknown whether any citations were issued in regards to the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Lawyers.