VIDEO UPDATE: Multiple Vehicle Accident In Palm Bay
By Space Coast Daily // July 18, 2013
Five people hospitalized
UPDATED POST: JULY 18, 2013, 5:25 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM, BAY, FLORIDA – Five people were hospitalized Thursday afternoon following a three vehicle crash on Babcock Street near Fallon Blvd., according to Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator Yvonne Martinez.
When patrol officers and fire-rescue personnel arrived on scene they located the victims, two of which were ejected from one of the vehicles.
The crash investigation revealed the driver of a maroon colored Ford F-150, which was southbound on Babcock St., lost control in the area of Omega St. The truck veered off to the right then the driver appeared to over correct and ended up crossing the median into oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes.
The truck hit a northbound Dodge Neon in the left rear and then hit a Chevy Silverado head-on.
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue paramedics treated the victims on the scene. The driver of the Silverado, identified as Donald Leinthall, 61, had to be extricated from the vehicle, according to Martinez. He was hospitalized with serious, non-life threatening injuries. His brother, William Leinthall, 57, was in the vehicle with him and also suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.
The F-150 was occupied by Kristopher Moffitt, 27, and Mallory Friends, 26. Investigators have not yet determined who was driving.
Moffitt is listed in critical condition at the hospital. Friends is hospitalized with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Dodge Neon is identified as Marchina Walker, 20. She was treated for minor injuries.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
UPDATE: JULY 18, 2013, 2:25 p.m.
UPDATE: ROADWAY IS ABOUT TO OPEN. VICTIMS SUFFERED SERIOUS, NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.
– Palm Bay Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez
ORIGINAL POST: JULY 18, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BA,Y FLORIDA — A medical helicopter is en route to a multiple vehicle crash in the area of Babcock St. and Fallon Blvd.
According to Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator Yvonne Martinez, the northbound lanes of Babcock St. are currently shut down and officers are rerouting traffic.
At least two people are believed to have been ejected and the medical helicopter is responding. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
Patrol officers and fire-rescue are at the scene of a multiple vehicle crash with serious injuries.
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