Pinellas County car accident sends 3 to hospital
A Pinellas County driver, and two others, were hospitalized after he allegedly lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a concrete wall at the Causeway Plaza on July 23 around 3:12 p.m. According to reports, the 73-year-old man was driving a 2010 Audi through the parking lot of the plaza when officials say the car accelerated and hit the a wall in front of a fitness center.
After hitting the wall, the man reportedly continued through the parking lot, hitting a bicyclist and then a 2004 Nissan Armada that was moving through the parking lot as well. A concrete pillar outside of a bingo hall reportedly stopped the Nissan Armada from causing further damage after the car accident with the Audi.
One woman was injured and taken to Bayfront Medical Center after a piece of concrete from the wall the man hit fell on her while she was going into the fitness center. She was listed in stable condition. The bicyclist was listed in critical condition at the time of reports, and the 73-year-old man was taken to Mease Dunedin Hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the Nissan was not hurt.
A 73-year-old driver lost control of his car in a parking lot on Wednesday and struck two people, a building and another vehicle, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Two of the victims are hospitalized.
While this investigation is still ongoing and what caused the 73-year-old to accelerate into the concrete wall is still unknown, this incident shows how devastating these types of accidents can be. When a driver is deemed at fault for an injury-causing accident, he or she may also be able to be found liable for damages in a civil suit.
Source: WTSP, “3 hospitalized after mayhem in Dunedin plaza” Charles Billi, Jul. 23, 2014