Two Seriously Injured When Spray Vehicle Crashes into Pickup in Florida
SUWANNE, FL. – According to a news story published online by wctv.tv, two people were seriously injured after a crop spray vehicle crashed into a pickup truck in Suwanee County, Florida. The victims have not been identified. It appears from early investigation that the driver of the pickup might have been at fault in the collision.*
The accident occurred sometime on February 18, but it is not clear what time that day. An agricultural spray vehicle was headed north on Highway 129 and stopped to make a left-hand turn at the intersection with 57th Drive. A GMC pickup truck that was traveling behind the spray vehicle then moved to the left to try to pass.
The spray vehicle then started the turn and crashed into the pickup truck. The pickup turned onto its side after impact and slid into the shoulder of the highway, where it came to a stop. It is not yet clear why the pickup driver tried to pass the spray vehicle. There was a marked passing zone at the site of the accident, but the pickup driver either did not know the spray vehicle was turning or did not understand there was not enough time to pass.
The pickup driver and a passenger in the pickup were seriously injured in the accident, and emergency responders transported them to Shands hospital for medical care. They were not identified in reports, and their current conditions were not provided.
It does not appear that the person driving the spray vehicle was injured. This person was also not identified.
The accident is still under investigation by Florida Highway Patrol, and no further information has been released to the media at this time.
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