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29-Year-Old Palm Coast Woman Evacuated To Halifax After Shattering Wreck on US1

| September 1, 2013

The Oldsmobile was demolished front and back. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The Oldsmobile was demolished front and back. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Not much was left of the 1996 Oldsmobile by the time it was done whipping pine trees.

A 29-year-old Palm Coast woman driving alone, at the wheel of the Oldsmobile, was heading north on U.S. 1 in Palm Coast, about half a mile south of White View Parkway, when something–authorities don’t know what–caused her to lose control of the car early Sunday evening.

A Florida Highway Patrol investigator at the scene said the woman, whose identity is being witheld for now, swerved from the left lane toward the median, over-corrected, then swerved into the line of pine trees, smashing the car front and back: the front left and the rear left appear to have taken severe blows, with the blow to the front breaking off the entire wheel.

Long, straight skid marks from the road into the tree line suggest the driver locked her brakes after over-correcting. The car’s trajectory toward the trees it struck was clearly marked.

The woman was transported by ground to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, with severe injuries. It isn’t yet known whether she was wearing a seat belt.

The rear windshield was shattered. A vacant child seat was ejected from within, and ended up in the grass, behind the car. The Oldsmobile itself came to a rest facing north, but two to four feet into the grassy shoulder.

The wreck took place around 6:30 p.m. The Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Police responded. U.S. 1 northbound was reduced to one lane for half an hour.

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)


The marks, clearly visible, from where the driver swerved into the wood line. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The marks, clearly visible, from where the driver swerved into the wood line. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


The rest of the car's trajectory. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The rest of the car’s trajectory. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


The points of impact. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The points of impact. 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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6 Responses for “29-Year-Old Palm Coast Woman Evacuated To Halifax After Shattering Wreck on US1”

  1. Seminole Pride says:

    I pray that the young lady is okay However a 17 year old vehicle should not be allowed on the road until it goes through a thorough inspection by a certified mechanic to see if it meets today vehicle and road safety standards. A 17 year old vehicle with out a well kept maintenance log is an accident ready to happen.

  2. Nancy says:

    Hoping driver OK. Sorry she had to go through such a nasty accident.
    Wonder how in the world did that airbag not deploy?

  3. Nancy says:

    After reading Seminole Pride comment…double checked possibility of NO airbag on this 1996 Oldsmobile
    …BUT:

    The driver-side air bag was made mandatory by the United States government on cars as of 1994. A few years later passenger-side air bags were mandated, in 1998.

    Any update on condition of driver?

  4. Nancy says:

    finer point:
    In 1984 airbags were required to be on all vehicles (cars) that were produced after APRIL 1, 1989.

  5. On looker says:

    Kristin Howard was her name. She was driving her mothers car.

  6. kim zorza says:

    just heard about this…..

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