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Bronson councilman's BBQ business detoured by wreck

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By The Staff

Bronson Town Councilman Berlon Weeks' plans for opening a barbecue business in a food trailer to be parked at State Road  24 and U.S. Highway 27 has taken a detour following a wreck on SR 24 near Cedar Key.
Weeks was driving a pickup truck pulling a trailer to Cedar Key for a dinner event when he pulled over to the right shoulder.
While passenger Jerry Hammond, 62, of Bronson, stayed in the truck. Weeks, 38, and Matthew R. Davis, of Bronson, went to the back to re-tie the load of food.
A pickup driven south on SR 24 by Shirley A. Jordan, 61, of Archer, left the road, striking the trailer and hitting Weeks with a side mirror on his left side, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report.
Jordan's vehicle rotated clockwise until it came to a stop facing in the opposite direction. Weeks' pickup rotated in a counterclockwise direction, jackknifing the trailer.
Jordan was cited for careless driving.
Weeks and Davis were treated and released from a Gainesville hospital. Weeks said on Tuesday that he will have to get another trailer for his business and another pickup truck.