Pinellas Park, FL (September 14, 2020) - Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash that took place on Monday in Pinellas Park. The accident happened around 3:50 a.m. on 66th Street near the intersection with 72nd Avenue North.
Police say that 33-year-old Akeem Edwards was driving a Ford Mustang in a reckless manner near the crash scene when the accident occurred. Edwards fled the scene of the accident after it took place. After being apprehended, both Edwards and 47-year-old Liljana Elmazaj of Clearwater were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of a third vehicle involved in the crash was not hurt. Edwards faces charges for his role in the crash.
No further details have been released at this time.
According to statistics released by NHTSA, a traffic accident takes place about every 92 seconds in Florida. Motorists, passengers, and those near the roadways are in danger of being involved in a crash at any time. While many people have a false sense of security while inside a vehicle, it is important to remember that a Florida car accident can take place at any time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in this car accident in Pinellas Park.
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