- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Pasco County public works employee was operating a riding lawn mower near a road when an SUV crashed into her.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 56-year-old Linda Gundaker was cutting the grass on the shoulder of Calle De Milagros in Dade City Wednesday morning when a 70-year-old man’s SUV left the roadway and hit the back of the mower, causing it to spin and burst into flames.

FHP reports that Gundaker was airlifted to a Tampa hospital with serious injuries.

A crash report says charges are pending.

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