According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, there was a 5 car collision on Us. Highway 98 east of Edgewood Drive around 8 a.m. The cause of the accident was failing to stop for traffic conditions which unfortunately happens in this area, especially during the summer months when there are more vehicles on the road. According to the FHP report, A 2002 Dodge pickup driven by 27-year-old male from Milton failed to stop for traffic and rear ended a 2012 Toyota car driven by 57-year-old male from Miramar Beach. The impact forced the Toyota into a 1995 Chevy Tracker that was being towed behind a 2013 Ford RV driven by a 72-year-old male from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Tracker was forced forward into the RV, the release said.
After striking the Tracker, the Toyota rotated into the inside westbound lane, striking a 2002 Kia four door driven by a 19-year-old female from Navarre. The driver of the Dodge pickup and the driver of the Toyota were taken to Sacred Heart Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Kia reported injuries but was not transported to a hospital via EMS. As expected, the driver of the Dodge was cited for careless driving.
Then in Fort Walton Beach, a driver of a sedan was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on Monday after she was struck by the driver of an SUV. The driver of the SUV failed to stop at a four-way intersection at Birch St. and Church Avenue, according to Fort Walton Beach Police. The SUV struck a fire hydrant, which caused a nearby neighborhood to temporarily flood.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those injured. We hope for a speedy recovery for all.
Remember if you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact the experts at Brannon & Brannon.