3 Injured In Crash On US 90 In Columbia County

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Florida Highway Patrol said a man fleeing from deputies and two other people were injured during a crash in Columbia County.

According to deputies, the crash happened on US Highway 90 west of North Marion Avenue around 11 a.m.

Authorities said after fleeing from Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies, a Chrysler 200 was traveling west on US Highway 90 approaching North Marion Avenue. At the same time, a Ford van was traveling north making a left turn onto US 90 to travel west. 

The Chrysler failed to stop at a red light and crashed into the front of the van, FHP said.

After the crash, the Chrysler veered off the road and into the parking lot of Vann Carpet One where it hit a concrete pole. 

The driver was flown by Trauma One to UF Health in Gainesville with serious injuries. The passenger of the Chrysler and the driver of the Ford van were transported to Lake City Medical Center with minor and serious injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Chrysler were not wearing a seatbelt during the crash, according to authorities.

Comment from Anidjar and Levine:

Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “Three people were transported to the hospital after this unfortunate accident due to reckless driving which happened on US Highway 90 west of North Marion Avenue. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured. Injuries and deaths sustained in a motorcycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.

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