Two-Car Crash Deflects Vehicle Crashing Into Gas Station In Cocoa, Two People Hospitalized

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Store Manager Extinguishes Blaze After Crash

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Patrol officers are investigating a traffic crash that sent two people to the hospital early Monday, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department. (Cocoa Police Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Patrol officers are investigating a traffic crash that sent two people to the hospital early Monday, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.

The impact sent an elderly female driver crashing into the front of a service station building where the manager had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit himself.

That same manager then went into rescue mode after the vehicle that slammed into his store caught fire. He grabbed a fire extinguisher to stop the fire and attempted to render aid to the driver who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to Martinez.

The driver of the other vehicle was also sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At 8:43 a.m. patrol officers and fire-rescue personnel responded to the intersection of U.S. 1 and Peachtree Street for reports of a vehicle crash involving a commercial flat-bed truck that hit a red Buick LeSabre.

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The investigation revealed the driver of the truck was heading southbound when he collided with the Buick which appeared to be traveling eastbound on Peachtree and crossing the intersection of U.S. 1.

It appears one of the vehicles ran a red light at the intersection.

The investigation is ongoing.

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ABOVE MAP: At 8:43 a.m. patrol officers and fire-rescue personnel responded to the intersection of U.S. 1 and Peachtree Street for reports of a vehicle crash involving a commercial flat-bed truck that hit a red Buick LeSabre.

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At 8:43 a.m. patrol officers and fire-rescue personnel responded to the intersection of U.S. 1 and Peachtree Street for reports of a vehicle crash involving a commercial flat-bed truck that hit a red Buick LeSabre. (Cocoa Police Image)

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The impact sent an elderly female driver crashing into the front of a service station building where the manager had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit himself. (Cocoa Police Image)

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The investigation revealed the driver of the truck was heading southbound when he collided with the Buick which appeared to be traveling eastbound on Peachtree and crossing the intersection of U.S. 1. (Cocoa Police Image)


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