March 30, 2012
In St. Petersburg, a 29-year-old man from Pennsylvania hit a stopped car with his Lexus and triggered a three-vehicle accident Wednesday on the Howard Frankland Bridge, according to Old Northeast Patch.
The Lexus was traveling in the center lane on the Howard Frankland Bridge when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a Chevy Suburban that was stopped in traffic.
The vehicle hit the left back end of the Suburban being driven by a 30-year-old St. Petersburg woman. Her three children–ages three months, 4, and 6—were all passengers in the car.
The impact of the Lexus propelled the Suburban into the path of a Chevy Blazer, causing the SUV to roll over. A 37-year-old man and a 40 year-old-woman, both from St. Petersburg, were inside the Blazer at the time of the crash.
The accident closed down the northbound lanes for an hour so that emergency vehicles could respond to the crash. In all, seven people suffered minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment: the Lexus driver to St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Suburban driver and passengers to All Children’s Hospital, and the Blazer driver and passenger to Bayfront Medical Center.
The Lexus driver was charged with careless driving in the accident.
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