Two people were severely injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Road 100 and Bulldog Drive–or Aviation Way, the road that leads to the county airport–at 1:41 this afternoon.
Each vehicle had a single-occupant–an adult man and an adult woman. No students were involved. (Flagler Palm Coast High School is across the street.) One of the patients had to be extricated from the vehicle, a Corvette. One was flown to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach by Trauma One, the emergency helicopter that landed and took off from the vacant field in front of the airport.
Another patient was transported by ground. Two Flagler County Fire Rescue ambulances had been dispatched to the scene, both as trauma alerts.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, whose causes have not yet been disclosed. But the crash was a t-bone type of collision, with the blue Malibu broadsiding the Corvette. The front of the Malibu was unrecognizable, as was the passenger side of the Corvette. The Corvette ended in the swale on the south side of SR100, east of Aviation Drive, facing northeast. The Malibu was nearby, a few feet to the west, facing northeast.
There were at least two witnesses to the crash, both of whom wrote statements.
Eastbound traffic on 100 was reduced to one lane. Westbound traffic was not affected. The Palm Coast Fire Police and Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies regulated traffic. The Palm Coast Fire Department was also at the scene.
Saxon’s the Bunnell tow company, had both vehicles on flatbeds an hour after the crash. The road was to be reopened by 2 p.m., shortly before school was to let out at FPC.
It was the second serious crash in a matter of hours. Mid-morning, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision at Belle Terre Parkway and Pine Grove Drive, though injuries in that wreck were less severe and traffic was only temporarily impeded.
Wow, we went past that intersection a bit before that accident. C7 corvette is totaled. Hope everyone ends up OK.
John Provost says
C8 2020 prototype
Daily high number of accidents allover Palm Coast are a very tragic and dangerous reality. Reason is high speed and traffic violations by many bully, aggressive drivers.
Know your facts before you make such a broad statement like that. The driver of the Corvette is a close friend of mine and critical, that’s why it said “still under investigation”
One of the biggest reasons is people move to this area from cities and they have never driven before. They learn when they get here. It’s a bunch of first time drivers all over the place, just look at the numbers.
Allen D. Walker says
lots of aggressive people in Palm Coast.. and it’s not just with the driving… It in stores everywhere you go… The people in the area are just screwed up… a bunch of want to BE’s and have not’s.
My deepest condolenses to the pretty Corvette.
Oh, hope the humans are okay.
I was behind the white corvette when the light changed. We had a yellow arrow, 100 west and east had green lights. He pulled right out onto oncoming traffic. Bang! Soo sad hope everybody makes it.
Wondering how the east and west bound traffic had green lights when the turning lane was yellow? A little clarification would help me a ton. I’m not being a jerk about it, he is a close friend of mine and I’m just trying to figure out exactly what happened here is all. Thanks.
Is it a flashing yellow arrow?
Prayers for those involved, and thanks for first responders.
Bill Nelson says
So much for turn lanes and traffic signals. I don’t know who is responsible for the traffic lights on SR100, but I can tell you whoever in this city is responsible for the bulk of the signals does NOT know what they are doing, and should be evaluated and replaced.
I don’t understand he had a yellow light yet 100 west and east had green lights? why would he have a yellow turn arrow if they had green or was it flashing yield arrow? Concerned friend looking for answers as to how and what happened.
This intersection has a flashing yellow light.
Honestly maybe I am wrong, but I never seeing a yellow arrow. I only recall arrows turning green or red. Then also how come was a yellow arrow to turn when the cross traffic was green east and west in 10o? I always pay attention very cautious to those waiting to turn on incoming traffic… as some maneuver evil cannibal cutting into the right of way! Is called aggressive driving that causes many deaths. Hope both drivers recover. More sheriff traffic units needed with this population increase FCBOCC and less purchases of derelict real estate and increases to payrolls.
I agree with you about the aggressive drivers around here,I drive 75 miles a day mon-thurs and I am astounded by the stupidity of a lot of drivers. dont know if that light in particular has a yellow arrow , they do exist, there is one on old kings road where you turn left right before the high school, either way my prayers go out to all involved in this wreck.
Arthur Friedman says
Time for another round a bout to solve the problem. FDOT is on the case! Too bad Sheriff and FHP aren’t.
C’mon man says
This is what happens when the oldest people in America retire and move to This state and city
Lots of flashing yellow turn signals around town. What’s particularly unusual about them is when you receive the yellow arrow after waiting on red. If you’re in a zone on auto pilot, it can get you in trouble.
I suspect that’s what happened here. I would like to see the yellow arrows removed in lieu of the standard no light with straight green next to it. The only time it should be lit is on a green arrow. You know, like the rest of the U.S.
I fear the people who are obviously unaware of the blinking yellow and what it means. This lack of education on lights and what they represent is what needs to be addressed, I have driven with people ( of normal intelligence ) who do not understand flashing red arrows and other signals. We have at the US 1 and Seminole Woods Blvd intersection the yellow arrow light turning left from US 1 South onto Seminole Woods with the north and south on US 1 lights being green and I have seen many cars turning left on the yellow not yielding at all.I would suggest sending out some sort of pamphlet to residents explaining various signals and their meanings.( we could use the money we save on streetlights around here). Another plus would be understanding the “walk,don’t walk” signs – Belle Terre and SR100 being my point of contention.