Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Attorneys. A head-on crash left six people, including five Kentucky residents, badly injured.
Florida auto accident attorneys- FHP to investigate Jacksonville crash that caused serious and critical injuries.
Jacksonville, FL (News)—A horrifying two-vehicle crash was prompted by a driver who was reported traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 Friday, March 5, 2010. The wrong-way driver and five Kentucky residents suffered injuries ranging from serious to critical in the head-on collision, according to information provided by News4Jax.com.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officials reported a car, driven by 28-year-old Shana Pruitt, traveling south in the northbound lanes at approximately 2:30 a.m. when it struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. A 38-year-old Kentucky man, identified as Joseph McGinnis, was the driver of the northbound vehicle involved. McGinnis had four passengers in his vehicle at the time, whom all suffered severe injuries in the wreck.
Emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly responded to the scene of the wrong-way collision to transport the six injured victims to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center to be treated by doctors and nurses. Two passengers in the vehicle that was hit by the wrong-way car, identified as 42-year-old Brenda Spence and 49-year-old Alvis Sester, suffered critical injuries in the wreck and were seemingly transported to the hospital via medical helicopter. The drivers, as well as 42-year-old Tammie Spence and 44-year-old Carol Mollett, were transported to the hospital via ambulance. They were listed in serious condition after the incident. Charges are pending the outcome of toxicology tests and further investigations into the head-on motor vehicle collision (MVC).
According to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), 310 people were killed in a total of 248 head-on collisions.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Lawyers.