Gulfport, FL (November 27, 2019) - Three people suffered injuries in a crash that occurred in Gulfport on Monday, November 25th. The crash happened around 11:12 p.m. at the intersection of 49th Street South and Gulfport Boulevard.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. According to investigators, Officer Courtney Palazzolo with the Gulfport Police Department was driving southbound on 49th. As she approached the intersection with Gulfport Boulevard, she traveled through a green light. At the same time, Cameron Daynard was driving a Cadillac CTS eastbound on Gulfport. Daynard failed to stop for a red light at the intersection and collided with Palazzolo's police vehicle. The Cadillac spun around and struck an electrical box in the intersection before coming to rest.
Daynard and his passenger, Reyna Williams, were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries while Palazzolo was treated for minor injuries. Police are still investigating and it is unclear if alcohol played a role in the crash at this time.
There are about 250,000 injury crashes reported annually in Florida. When an injury accident takes place, the police will look into the crash and attempt to determine the cause and which driver should be held responsible. Drivers who fail to stop at stoplights and stop signs and who fail to yield to other drivers are responsible for many serious and fatal accidents on Florida's streets and highway.
We hope that those who were hurt in this crash make a complete and speedy recovery.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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