01/22/2011 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // Sandra Quinlan // Justice News Flash
Lakeland, FL—A Lake Wales woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after she became involved in a three-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 98 near the intersection of Smith Lane. The accident, which occurred around 3:32 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, also sent another driver to an area medical center with minor injuries, according to information provided by NewsChief.com.
Reports indicated Daniel L. Turman, 25, was driving a white 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck in the northbound lanes when it attempted to pass a northbound 2002 Nissan Altima, driven by Corina M. Stevens, 28.
Upon doing so, the driver’s side rear quarter panel of Turman’s Ford collided with the passenger side front panel of Steven’s Altima. Both vehicles spun out of control on impact.
While the Atima came to a stop in the median, the F-150 ended up careening through the soft sand within the median. The pickup truck then rolled into the southbound lanes, where it slammed into an oncoming gold 1998 Mazda Protégé, driven by Ana E. Santiago, 56.
The impact of the crash caused the Ford pickup to split into three pieces. Turman, whose injuries were not deemed to be life threatening, was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for treatment. He has since been released.
Santiago, on the other hand, suffered critical injuries in the multiple-vehicle crash. After emergency crews extricated her from her wrecked car, she was flown to Lakeland Regional to be treated.
Stevens and his five passengers managed to escape injury in the Lakeland motor vehicle collision (MVC). Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen Turman driving erratically just before his pickup truck hit Stevens’ Altima.
Authorities are expected to conduct a full investigation to determine whether charges will be filed in connection with the injurious Florida automobile accident.
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Url: Sandra Quinlan: West Palm Beach Injury News