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Two Teens and Adult Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash and Roll-Over on Belle Terre at Point Pleasant

| March 20, 2015

The pick-up truck blocked Belle Terre Parkway for about 40 minutes during Friday morning rush hour. (© Cayti Recker for FlaglerLive)

The pick-up truck blocked Belle Terre Parkway for about 40 minutes during Friday morning rush hour. (© Cayti Recker for FlaglerLive)

Morning rush-hour traffic snarled at Belle Terre Parkway and Point Pleasant Friday after four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Belle Terre.


Two teen-agers and an adult were taken to Florida Hospital Flagler with minor injuries. A fourth individual was injured but refused treatment at the scene.

A Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck involved in the crash ended up on its roof, facing east-west, in the middle of Belle Terre’s two southbound lanes. Its cab was severely damaged, though not entirely caved in. A Kia Spectra, which ended up immediately adjacent to the truck, was smashed from the rear. Its back section was unrecognizable. A bright red Toyota Camry sustained minor damage to its rear bumper and frame.

The circumstances of the crash are not yet clear, though it appears that it may have been triggered by one of the vehicles crossing onto Belle Terre from Point Pleasant. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.

The wreck took place a little before 8:00 a.m. The Palm Coast Fire Police diverted southbound traffic onto Point Pleasant for about 45 minutes, as the stretch of Belle Terre from that point south was closed. Traffic northbound was periodically halted just below Point Pleasant to enable public safety and wreckers to conduct some of their work.

Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Department responded to the scene, as did Roger’s Towing, whose wreckers cleared the roadway by 8:45 a.m.

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

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

 

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

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

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18 Responses for “Two Teens and Adult Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash and Roll-Over on Belle Terre at Point Pleasant”

  1. ted bundy says:

    palm coast has the worst drivers in the usa PERIOD

    • Savanna Thibodeau says:

      It was an accident, what don’t you get?

    • Harry says:

      Well Ted don’t you drive palm coast? Hmmm….They are called accidents for a reason.

      • FlaglerLive says:

        Harry, as a point of fact, public safety agencies have moved away from calling them “accidents,” calling them by the more neutral and accurate term, crashes, as we and other media now do (or should). To call them accidents amounts to a leap and a judgment that cannot be made absent crash reports, which routinely point to driver or pedestrian error. On occasion, a vehicle may malfunction–a tire blows, a brake locks, a car skids on an unexpectedly slippery surface: those may legitimately be called accidents, but they are comparatively rare.

        One other note Harry: please don’t call other commenters names, as you did, requiring us to delete your insult and waste our moderator’s time to boot. Especially when you’re going on an erroneous premise.

      • really? says:

        no this was not an “accident”. this was a crash. it happened as a result of a very poor decision.

    • really? says:

      have you been to Orlando lately?

    • really? says:

      have you been to Orlando lately? bad drivers are everywhere and are increasing in number.

  2. Megs4713 says:

    I think that palm coast has had a bunch of accidents… Hope their okay!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Driving to the pier, what normally takes 15 minutes, took 50 minutes for me this morning. I drove Belle Terre because I felt it would be safer than 95 with the thick fog. Now I’m wondering if the fog was a factor. Stay safe everyone.

  4. Sara B says:

    Driving to the pier this morning, what normally takes 15 minutes, took me 45 minutes with the traffic backed up and detour. I drove Belle Terre because I felt it would be safer than I95 with the thick fog. Now I’m wondering if the fog was a factor. Glad no one was seriously injured. Stay safe everyone and look twice!

    • Patriot76 says:

      I was there near the accident scene this morning just as first responders were flying up behind me… How the heck accidents like these happen on such a simple and moderate speed road are beyond me. Fog was there but that’s no excuse. Stupidity is the cause of most accidents. I sure would love follow up reporting that gives us the full story and cause

  5. Anonymous says:

    Palatka lean should be illegal,I’ve seen that Chevy truck before,the lean these half wit kids do makes the vehicle harder to stop and drive

    • Harry says:

      This truck didn’t have the palatka lean…I know the driver, he just recently got the truck

    • FFS says:

      What the heck is a “Palatka lean’? The name alone sounds ludicrous.

    • Aaron clark says:

      palatka lean has nothing to do with it because if so, then stock trucks would be illegal because they nose dive, so does that make a vehicle harder to stop and drive? no your just hating on a style we like to do, a car could have easily hit that car at the same moment, your just nagging on possible occasions that aren’t true

  6. Gia says:

    One thing for sure it’s a road maniac & speed creating that accident. There should be cameras @ that intersection for safety.

  7. Mckala Stewart says:

    First off the truck didn’t have the “palatka lean” that you call it. It was leveled normally. And this was an accident, accidents happen. There was nothing the driver could have done differently. I would know that because I was the passenger in the truck. All that matters is that no one was seriously hurt. So everyone can stop making up excuses and story’s on why this happened. Yall should just be happy no one was hurt.

  8. Kayla says:

    Wow. Everyone on here is such an expert on automobile crashes. Why have none of you made this an actual career? Oh wait…..I know why.

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