Eustis, Florida (WKMG) -- A hot air balloon
passenger was taken to a hospital after the balloon struck some power
lines in Lake County, sheriff's deputies said.
Three people were on the balloon when it crashed Thursday morning along County Road 44A near Bear Tracks Road in Eustis.
to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, a man suffered a hand injury and
was taken to Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.
The pilot told CBS affiliate WKMG Local 6 News that he did not see the power lines and ran into them. The
lines were about 20 feet high, and the balloon crashed to the ground
after striking them, the pilot said.
The other two passengers were not injured.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been called to investigate.