St. Petersburg, FL (March 12, 2019) - A two-car crash in St. Petersburg sent four people to the hospital on Sunday, March 10th.
The St. Petersburg Police Department responded to the scene at Fifth Street and 34th Avenue North just after 7:00 p.m. in reference to the crash. Once on-scene, officers learned that 19-year-old Curtis Rucker was driving a Honda Accord on Fifth Street when he came to a stop sign at the 34th Avenue intersection. Rucker ran the stop sign and collided with a BMW driven by a 64-year-old man.
Rucker suffered critical injuries and was taken to a local hospital. His 16-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital. The driver of the BMW also suffered minor injuries, while the driver's wife sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police continue to investigate the crash and there is no word on any charges at this time.
A reportable accident happens about every 92 seconds in Florida. Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons but usually occur due to the negligence of at least one driver. Negligent driving behavior takes many forms, including reckless driving, impaired driving, failing to yield and failing to stop at stop signs. In this case, it appears as though Curtis Rucker's negligence caused the crash at-issue.
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