CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A construction worker was taken to the hospital after he fell off the back of a construction vehicle in Clearwater early Thursday morning.

Leonard Singh, 63, was riding on the back of a road construction vehicle when he fell and hit his head on the pavement, sustaining potentially life-threatening injuries on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard near Old Coachman Road, said Rob Shaw with Clearwater police.

Shaw said Singh was taken to Morton Plant Hospital and then was flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.