Elmer Leroy Goostree of Bunnell in Critical Condition Following US1 Wreck Early Today
FlaglerLive | August 11, 2012
Goostree was traveling south on U.S. 1, not far past State Road 100 in Bunnell, when he ran off the road, on a curve, “for reasons unknown,” according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Goostree overcorrrected, resulting in his 1995 Plymouth van crossing both lanes of US1 south before running off the road to the right.
The Plymouth then struck the wood-line with its front bumper. The van overturned and came to a final rest on its left side, on the outside shoulder of the road. Flagler County Fire Rescue had to extricate Goostree from the vehicle before he was placed on a helicopter and flown to Halifax. He was not wearing a seat belt, the highway patrol said.
Authorities had not yet finished clearing a four-vehicle wreck earlier in the morning on I-95 when the call about the US1 wreck came through.
Twice in the last four years, Goostree was booked at the Flagler County jail for drunk driving.