Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Odessa, Florida, Leaves Infant with Critical Injuries
ODESSA, FL. – According to an online news report from fox13news.com, a multi-vehicle wreck that happened in Odessa, Florida, left an infant with critical injuries. Several other people were injured in the accident, the news report says, and authorities believe the crash started with a vehicle running a stop sign.*
The accident occurred during the afternoon at the intersection of Van Dyke Road and Brown Road in Odessa. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Fox 13 report that around 2 p.m., a car traveling on Brown Road failed to stop at the stop sign at the crossing with Van Dyke. The car then T-boned an SUV that was traveling on Van Dyke.
The collision set off a chain reaction that involved two other vehicles. The makes and models of the four vehicles were not reported, and it is not clear how the additional two vehicles became involved. Authorities have not yet determined what caused the driver of the car to run the stop sign. No factors potentially involved in the accident were reported. Deputies are still investigating.
Fox 13 stated that the three people riding in the SUV that was T-boned were injured. They included a Pasco County, Florida, firefighter, his wife, and their infant daughter. The firefighter and wife were transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, Florida, with serious injuries, according to the report. The child’s injuries were said to be critical. It is not clear what hospital she was transported to for treatment.
In addition, Fox 13 states that two other people were injured in the crash and taken to a hospital. One of these injured persons included the driver of the car that ran the stop sign. He or she was not identified in the report, and the report did not provide any information about the fifth injured person.
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