Crash chaos on I-75 in North Naples

Crash chaos on I-75 in North Naples

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Mar 23, 2013

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to piece together what caused a crash that led to a man getting hit on I-75 Saturday morning at MM 108.

The FHP says 35-year-old Timothy Patrick MacDonald was driving his pickup north on I-75.  A witness says MacDonald veered directly from the center lane into a Chevy Tahoe driven by 51-year-old Alejandro Perez of Naples.

MacDonald's pickup hit the left side of the Tahoe, then clipped its right side sending the SUV into the cable barrier.  Neither Perez nor his three passengers were hurt in the crash.  MacDonald's truck spun and eventually stopped in the cable barrier.

That's when it got crazy.  MacDonald got out of his pickup and tried to climb into a vehicle that had stopped in southbound I-75 after that driver had witnessed the crash.  The FHP says when he couldn't get in through the locked door he tried to scale a fence.

When that failed MacDonald ran back out onto the interstate where he was eventually hit by another SUV driven by a Pennsylvania man.

MacDonald was taken to NCH in serious condition.  The FHP is awaiting blood tests on MacDonald.  No charges have been filed.