Three Hurt, One Critical in Two-Vehicle Wreck on U.S. 1 and Wellfield Grade in Palm Coast
FlaglerLive | August 9, 2016
Three people were hospitalized, one of them in critical condition, following a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 1 and Wellfield Grade in Palm Coast just before 5 p.m. today. Wellfield Grade is a short distance north of Palm Coast Parkway.
The wreck shut down both northbound lanes of U.S. 1 from Palm Coast Parkway north. It reduced the southbound lanes in the area to one as Florida Highway Patrol investigators worked the scene in heavy rain, and Roger’s Towing cleared it.
The wreck involved a black Chevrolet Sonic and a gray Mitsubishi Galant, both owned by local residents. There were two women in each car. Both care were northbound. According to a Florida Highway Patrol investigator at the scene, the preliminary investigation indicates that the Sonic had slowed down to make a U-turn and head south where U.S. 1 crosses Wellfield Grade. The Mitsubishi slammed into the left-rear of the Sonic, sending the Sonic spinning. It’s not clear if the Galant went airborne, but it ended up on its roof.
Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter, was requested by first responders at the scene, but the helicopter could not take flight because of bad weather. The victim in critical condition was transported by ground to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach. Two other victims were transported to Florida Hospital Flagler, where non-trauma victims are treated. One of the occupants was a child, the investigator said. It wasn;t clear whether the child was among those hurt.
Charges are pending, the investigator said.
The Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Police, along with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and FHP, all responded to the scene.