Driver seriously injured in Clearwater crash

Clearwater police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred early Monday morning.

Police said the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. on Landmark Drive. All lanes except one northbound lane are closed between Meadow Hills Drive and Eagles Landing. 

Investigators said the driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban was headed south when the 19-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. Police said the vehicle flipped and the driver was ejected. 

The Chevrolet landed on top of a fire hydrant. The damage caused a hole to form and water to leak. Police said it sent a large amount of dirt into the roadway. Witnesses said the driver was found laying in the road in several inches of water, according to police. 

He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries. 

There is no word yet on when lanes will reopen.