Suwannee County, FL (November 20, 2018) - A suspected impaired driver collided with the back of another car on Sunday, November 18th in Suwannee County. The rear-end collision left the three occupants of the other vehicle injured.
The crash took place around 8:45 pm on US 129 near the intersection with 216th Street. Officers report that 60-year-old Douglas Martin was traveling southbound on US 129 when he rear-ended a Buick Rendezvous as the Buick attempted to make a left turn onto 216th Street.
An 8-year-old boy inside the Rendezvous was ejected from the vehicle. He is currently at the hospital in critical condition. A 14-year-old boy suffered minor injuries while the 37-year-old driver, Samantha Nichols, sustained serious injuries in the crash.
Martin was charged with DUI causing serious bodily injury and careless driving for his role in the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in this crash. There are over 250,000 reported vehicle accident in Florida each year. A DUI crash can cause serious and disabling injuries.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida car accident, you may be confused about where to turn. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, pain from your injuries and a sense of frustration are all common after you are involved in a serious wreck.
Fortunately, there is help available. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way. For a free consultation, call us today at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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