Two Injured in Three Vehicle Crash Involving U-Haul Truck, One Airlifted to Trauma Center
UPDATE: 6/2/2016, 6:03 A.M. – The Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed what witnesses say caused yesterday’s catastrophic crash.
According to reports, the driver of the U-Haul, 51-year-old Timothy Forester of St. Petersburg, Collided at with the 2016 Toyota Camry, driven by 71-year-old Judith Kenyon of Sprig Hill. As a result of the collision, Kenyon’s vehicle was pushed into the rear of a 2006 Ford Ranger, driven by 74-year-old David Leon Albritton of Weeki Wachee.
Kenyon was airlifted to Bayonet Point Hospital where her condition was listed as Critical. Albritton sustained Serious injuries and was transported to Oak Hill Hospital.
Forrester was not injured in the crash.
Officials say charges are pending.
BROOKSVILLE – Fire Rescue responded to a three vehicle accident on Cortez Blvd at Highpoint Blvd this afternoon, where at least two people were injured – one airlifted to a nearby trauma center.
According to witnesses at the scene, a U-Haul truck rear-ended one vehicle at a high rate of speed, forcing it into the rear of a pickup truck.
Rescue personnel extricated the female driver of the silver vehicle and airlifted her to Bayonet Point for treatment. She was breathing but unconscious at the time of the extrication.
The driver of the pickup truck was transported locally for treatment but his injuries appeared to be minor.
The driver of the U-Haul truck was seen talking to a paramedic on the side of the road.
Witnesses say the light had just turned green in the westbound lanes when the U-Haul slammed into the rear of the car without braking.
The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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