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Child Trauma-Evacuated, 2 Adults Injured After 2-Vehicle Wreck on Royal Palms and US1

| August 16, 2013

The Mercury was struck by the Ford before it struck a warning pole. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The Mercury was struck by the Ford before it struck a warning pole. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

A child had to be evacuated on a trauma alert and two adults–each driver of the two cars involved–were taken to Florida Hospital Flagler with less serious injuries after a 2:30 p.m. wreck at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Royal Palms Parkway in Palm Coast.

The identities of the injured is not yet available.

According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the wreck, a Green Mercury Tracer was traveling north on U.S. 1. A man was at the wheel, a young teen was in the passenger seat. A Ford Focus driven by a woman was driving west on Royal Palms and attempting to make a turn onto U.S. 1. The two vehicles collided.


The Mercury was impacted twice: from the collision, taking the blow on the front driver’s side, then again by a warning pole at the northeast corner of Royal Palms and U.S. 1. The Ford Focus, most heavily damaged on its front-passenger side, ended up roughly between the north and southbound lanes of U.S. 1. Both vehicles’ front windshields were smashed.

The youth would have been evacuated by air to Halifax hospital, but went by ground instead because of unstable weather: a storm was gathering.

Royal Palms westbound was shut down at Rymfire Drive. U.S. 1 north was shut down at Royal Palms. The wreck was cleared by 3:30 p.m. All lanes reopened at 3:33 p.m.

Flagler County Fire Rescue and Palm Coast Fire Department units responded to the scene, including Flagler County’s Capt. Ron Bolser and Palm Coast Fire Chief Mike Beadle, along with units of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

The child seat was taken out of the Mercury and placed on the trunk by emergency personnel and was unoccupied when the wreck took place. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The child seat was taken out of the Mercury and placed on the trunk by emergency personnel and was unoccupied when the wreck took place. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


The Ford Focus. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The Ford Focus. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

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13 Responses for “Child Trauma-Evacuated, 2 Adults Injured After 2-Vehicle Wreck on Royal Palms and US1”

  1. Christina Pinto says:

    I prayer for all those involved in this terrible accident that they recover from their injuries.

  2. Outsider says:

    I hope everyone recovers. On another note, I thought putting traffic lights at every possible intersection was supposed to end all these crashes.

  3. Tatiana Mundt says:

    This was my family, If any of you would like to know they are all doing fine!

  4. Mr.mondex says:

    Isn’t there a traffic light just recently placed at this intersection ????SO WHO did what I don’t see no. Finger pointing ??? So who ran the light or is this one of those go ahead and make a left turn on. Red in front of on coming traffic !!!! This won’t be the last time that emergency personnel will be summoned to this intersection,
    Who in the name of traffic rules decided to let motorists to make a left on red ??? I mean really. This is an intersection for an accident waiting to happen Its one of the only experimental lights in the county to see how long we can go without a wreck ,when I first saw this concept ,I had to laugh ,,thinking only its a matter of time ,it might be great out in espanola where the traffic is so heavy that a light ,of this nature would alleviate the major traffic jams that plague that area ,so come you engineer’s come up with some more great ideas to help traffic keep moving. Only in Flagler county!!!

  5. Gia says:

    One did not respect the red light.

  6. Steve says:

    Hope for a speedy recovery for all……

    Unfortunately traffic signals will not prevent all crashes……the biggest problem I’ve been seeing lately is people not stopping at a red light or stop sign when making a right turn…..I talked to several friends and I was shock to hear that they believed it is legal now in Florida to make a right turn on red or at a stop sign without stopping……apparently they are misinterpreting a new law that was passed in 2013……..they were more shock when I showed them the actual law…….it only changed the fact that you can cross the solid white line before coming to a complete stop……….you still have to stop…..this law was enacted so a driver could creep up pass the solid white line so they could see around the cars on there left and not be ticketed by the red-light camera

  7. Florida Native says:

    I refer to the stretch of US1 from Old Dixie Highway north to Mantazas Woods Parkway “The Twilight Zone.” I have been driving for almost 50 years and have never seen anything like it for accidents. It’s baffling. My best to the families.

  8. Outsider says:

    That’s good news, Tatiana; glad they are all okay.

  9. Anonymous says:

    oh well, so much for having more redlights.

  10. Thank God they are going to be okay. Had this happened up the road in Flagler County after 8 pm those folks would have to depend on Volusia county helicopter transport to Halifax. It was lucky if that word is not out of line – to fly up from Deland to wherever in Flagler and the outcome could have been worse

  11. Gary says:

    Mr.mondex says:
    Who in the name of traffic rules decided to let motorists to make a left on red ???

    Where is it stated you can make a left turn on red Mr.mondex??? No where!

    Although I have seen people make left turns on red arrow. Some people still don’t know the rules of the road but still get a license. Makes you kind of wonder?

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