Mid-Bay Accident Sends Five to Hospital

OKALOOSA COUNTY-- In Okaloosa County, an accident on the Mid-Bay Bridge has put five people in the hospital, including two children.

Florida Highway Patrol officials say a 24-year-old male was speeding while driving north on the bridge.

A vehicle containing four people was traveling in the same lane at the speed limit when the man failed to slow down and rear-ended the other vehicle.

Officials sent a 10 and 13-year-old and the other two passengers to the hospital with minor injuries

The man arrived at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast with serious injuries.

Highway Patrol officials are still investigating whether or not the accident was alcohol-related.