UPDATE: Three injured in multi-car crash on Back Beach Road
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 8/5/2022 3:50 P.M.
Florida Highway Patrol officials have released more information about the multi-car crash that backed up traffic on Back Beach Road.
According to officials, around 9 a.m. Friday morning a red Kia Rio was driving east in the inside lane of US 98 (Back Beach Road), approaching a divided median at Sandy Lane.
A black Honda Civic was coming from the opposite direction in the inside lane of US 98. A silver Grand Marquis was in the outside lane, also driving west.
Troopers say the red Kia crossed over the median into the inside westbound lane. The red Kia collided with the black Honda, causing the Honda to hit the side of the Grand Marquis.
The driver of the Kia, a Panama City Beach woman, said another car came into her lane, making her swerve into the median to avoid a crash. She said when she got onto the median she lost control and went into the westbound lane.
The driver of the Kia had serious injuries and the driver of the Honda had minor injuries. Both drivers were taken to the hospital by EMS.
The driver of the Grand Marquis was taken to the hospital by a family member for minor injuries.
Traffic is backed up on Back Beach Road on the west end of Panama City Beach after a crash this morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol says three cars are involved. The accident happened near Vestavia Street, just past Ace Hardware.
Troopers say the drivers in all three cars have been taken to the hospital. We’re working to get more information. Please be careful and expect delays if you are heading that direction.
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