State Road 100 at County Road 305 was temporarily closed in both directions this afternoon following a wreck involving a pick-up truck and a sedan that sent four people, including a child, to hospitals in Palm Coast and Daytona Beach.
The identities of the victims are not yet known.
The wreck took place at 3:30 p.m. According to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper investigating the crash at the scene, a Toyota Camry and a Chevy pick-up truck were both heading west on State Road 100. Two adults were in the pick-up truck, an adult woman and a child were in the Toyota.
The driver of the Toyota had slowed to make a left onto County Road 305–which is under re-construction, but still open to local traffic. The driver of the pick-up truck attempted to pass the Toyota “in a no-passing zone,” the investigator said. As the pick-up was attempting that maneuver, the Toyota, making the left, struck the Chevy, sending the pick-up truck into a ditch on the north side of the road.
The pick-up struck a culvert and felled a road sign, ending up in the ditch facing west. The pick-up was heavily damaged. The Toyota was not seriously damaged. It stayed on the road, but ended in the eastbound lane, facing west.
One of the individuals in the pick-up truck was transported by ground to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach. The remaining victims were taken to Florida Hospital Flagler.
Saxon’s towing of Bunnell had removed the wreckage by 5:30 p.m. By then, the road had been reopened. Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Police responded to the wreck.
wrong move bro. hope you recover soon.
Happens all the time here. Its a 1/2,mile stretch of road and people just can’t wait to pass. My brother was hit in the exact same manner 1/4 mile from this accident and my wife and I have almost been hit several times while turning onto our street.
Jim W says
Commisioners have been warned about this. I personally spoke out during the monthly Daytona north meetings that they have. County dollars being used on water oak rather than turn lanes on 100 for both 305 and water oak. Count them up commissioners how many lives could have been saved and how many injuries could be prevented. How many Log trucks sod trucks dump truck tractors tractor trailers come down that road. Nothing to do but put your turn signal on and pucker up and pray someone doesn’t run into the back of you or dash across your lane at the last minute. Wake up and build the turn lanes!
I would bet no turn signals were used.
Ray Thorne says
Doesn’t matter….No Passing zone. If no signal was used then the driver behind wouldn’t know why the person in front is slowing down. Should have used caution and slowed down as well.
That’s a given !
Are charges pending against the truck driver? That is a very dangerous intersection that has taken many innocent lives from people doing the same thing that this truck did.
No Good says
First I have to say, I am very sorry for ALL involved and hope everyone will be OK.
Second: This is a bad intersection and worst than 302 & state rd. 100 .I wish people would just slow down. You’ll get there in one piece. The necessary thing of just “having to pass” especially at an intersection is just plain stupid.
With the detour from 302 and having traffic having to go to 305 & 100 there will probably be another accident in the 8 weeks reconstruction of county road 302.
PLEASE do not be a victim by having to rush and pass. There’s absolutely no reason to have to pass at any intersection.
People including police do not use turn signals. This should be manditory and the police should be trained how to use them. That’s that strange lever on the left side of the steering wheel collecting dust..
It is the Law , just not enforced ……………Welcome to Florida!
Section 316.155 of Florida Statutes sets forth the times when a turn signal is required. Any vehicle turning right or left or changing lanes, must use signal an intention to turn for at least 100 feet prior to turning or changing lanes.
I have always been amazed at the proclivity of divers in Florida to pass in a lane clearly solid doubled striped yellow for no passing. That’s only part of the issue as there is a misconception that it’s O.K. to pass in a single unmarked lane also. Yesterday afternoon I exited onto the Palm Coast ramp travelling from 95 North. While on the ramp lane that is a single lane before it splits in three at the intersection, myself and the driver in front of me were passed by another vehicle (a Beemer ..Shockingly!) That had to do a four wheel smoking emergency stop due to the 5 ton pay loader just yards ahead. I did what any other driver does, that is try to get a good look at the challenged motorist, …….she had an I-phone planted on her head like a mushroom!
Pam McDaniel says
A caution light needs to be there especially now with this detour. Everyone please be careful .Until signs with slow down ,caution or dangerous intersection or flashing lights or something there will be more dangerous wrecks here.
Sherry E says
Ahhhh. . . YankeeExPat you’ve put your finger on part of the problem.
It’s impossible to use a turn signal while texting or talking on the (hand held) phone. Newer cars even have computer monitors built into the dash. Dear citizens, unless or until your car can drive itself, please, please HANG UP and drive safely!
It does seem that this particular intersection is dangerous and needs a redesign and safety lanes/signals added. Any ideas as to why this is not being addressed?
Just saying says
Check your case law. http://archive.law.fsu.edu/library/flsupct/82702/op-82702.pdf
You are only required to sign when it I will affect other traffic (law enforcement excluded).
Ralph Belcher says
Everyone – I’d suggest also checking to see your brake lights are in good working order, along with running lights, headlights and turn signal lights. The state is responsible for making turn lanes for this intersection as the road has a state highway designation 100 (marked) and 20 (unmarked).