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5-Car Wreck Injures a Baby on Belle Terre at Royal Palms Parkway

| December 9, 2013


The wreck disabled two vehicles and left three more slightly damaged, in the shoulder of Belle Terre Parkway’s southbound lanes. (© FlaglerLive)

A mid-afternoon pile-up involving five vehicles injured a baby and snarled traffic in the southbound lanes of Belle Terre Parkway.

The wreck took place a little after 1:30 p.m. when, according to authorities at the scene, five cars in succession hit or “tapped” each other. Two of them had moderate damage. Three had minor damage. Only the baby and a parent were transported to Florida Hospital Flagler, and only the baby was injured, authorities at the scene said, though other, unofficial reports cite an injury to one woman. The Florida Highway Patrol arrived at the scene at 2 p.m. to investigate.

The pile-up reduced Belle Terre to one lane and backed up traffic a considerable distance. The Palm Coast Fire Department and Flagler County Fire Rescue, along with the Sheriff’s Office and the Palm Coast Fire Police, responded to the scene.

Traffic is still backed up at this time. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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12 Responses for “5-Car Wreck Injures a Baby on Belle Terre at Royal Palms Parkway”

  1. Geezer says:

    It’s scary driving an economy car with all the distracted drivers about town.
    Time for a gas-guzzling SUV again…. I’d feel safer.

    I hope that the little baby isn’t seriously injured.
    You never know who’s in the other car.
    Drive carefully, you don’t want something like that on your conscience.

    • Anonymous says:

      I was a witness to the accident. The baby was not injured, it was already on its was to the hospital non emergency for something else! They did transport the baby and its mother to the hospital because her vehicle was involved. Another woman was transported by ambulance. Not sure of her injuries. And the woman who caused it all was swerving all the way down Belle Terre and slamed into cars stoped at a red light without so much as tapping the breaks!

  2. blondee says:

    Following too closely!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ralph Belcher says:

    Makes me curious if there is any degree of email reading/text sending/handsets to throw in the equation. Anon; how could a driver stop at a red light without hitting the brakes, what are you trying to tell us. From Bud Hollow, I diverted at Palm Coast Parkway to I-95 to my appointment at Florida Hospital Flagler this afternoon after learning of this and got there still ahead of schedule. Hope all made out OK without injuries.

  4. renee says:

    Hi my mother was the other person who went to the hospital. She is doing fine but might need to have surgery on her leg. If there are any witnesses to this tragic accident please contact me threw email at Thank you and god bless!

    • Geezer says:

      I hope that mom recovers very quickly.
      Please ask FCSO about any camera footage that may
      have caught the accident as it happened.

      My understanding is that the camera is constantly filming.

      Everything is going to be ok.

  5. meme4andcounting says:

    I am still amazed at how many car accidents there are in Palm Coast, especially on Belle Terre. My daughter-in-law is lying in a hospital bed, up at Shands with 3 shattered vertabra with pieces embedded in her spine. She was driving a 2014 SUV Black Friday at 6:30 in the morning on Belle Terre and an 85 year old man pulled right out in front of her. Nobody pays attention to driving anymore and no one has common curtousy to wait until the path is clear to pull out. You should never have to make someone who has the right of way, step on their break!!!!!!!!!!!~!People need to commit 100% of their attention to the road and the surrounding traffic…………………………think before they get behind the wheel

    • Anita says:

      I agree. I have been living in Palm Coast for about 3 years and have seen more careless drivers and accidents here then up New Jersey. My husband & I were just discussing how fast traffic speeds down Belle Terre, all over Palm Coast, to include the residential areas. Drivers not paying attention, talking on cell phones, text messaging no regard to pedestrians and bicyclist.

  6. mommyof5 says:

    Hey im one of the people that were involved in the accident, my baby and I were transported by ambulance over this case and let me tell you being that this was my first accident ever and it included my 3 babies ranging for 3 years old, my 2 year old and my 5 month old I can just say I have never been so scared and in shocked in my life!! I have contacted an attorney over this situation. I can barely move my neck or my back and being a mom of 5 I can’t be out of commission. But last night when I was told by FHP the lady has perscription medicine like Zanax and Methodone and she has issues with her Liscence and Registration it has completely put me over the edge over this and im sick to my stomach over it and I pray that no one ever has to go through this!! But for once this had nothing to do with the Red light cameras!

    • meme4andcounting says:

      I feel your pain…….my daughter-in-law has a 3 & 4 year old at home and can’t move…………It’s not fair that the woman that hit you had the nerve to get behind the wheel under the influence and endanger other people. The message needs to be heard: If you dare to get behind the wheel you better have all your senses at their peak! Don’t put other people in jeapordy if your too old, taking drugs, drinking, texting, talking on the phone “DON’T DRIVE”……………….I don’t think the problem is so much people going to fast as it is with people pulling out and going to slow and disrupting the people who have the right away. Feel better mommy :)

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