St. Petersburg, FL (November 25, 2018) - A woman suffered critical injuries after her car was struck by the driver of a stolen vehicle in St. Petersburg. The crash happened around 2:40 pm on Friday, November 23rd.
Yolanda Speights was riding in a PT Cruiser with her mother near the intersection of 18th Avenue South and 25th Street South when the accident took place. The exact sequence of the events leading to the crash is unclear at this time. Yolanda Speights was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition. Her mother, Mae Speights, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The stolen vehicle attempted to flee the crash scene but was later detained by police. Four people were arrested by police in connection with the accident.
A car accident typically occurs suddenly and without warning. One minute you are going about your daily routine and the next you may find yourself in the back of an ambulance or lying in a hospital bed, suffering from serious injuries.
Over 250,000 injury accidents occur each year in Florida. In the large majority of accidents, there is a negligent driver who can and should be held responsible for injuries that they caused. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys will stand up for you when you have been hurt in a car accident. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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