Saturday, June 23, 2012

Head-On Collision In Palm Bay

PALM BAY, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that a head-on collision in Palm Bay, Florida has left three people in critical condition.

The accident around 6:42 p.m. tonight when 31-year-old Nicole Ann Whitaker was driving a 2003 Toyota Celica northbound on Babcock Street just north of Grant Road while 18-year-old Joeann Smith was driving a 2011 Nissan Juke southbound on Babcock Street.

FHP says that, for an unknown reason, the Celica drifted into the southbound lane where the two vehicles collided head on.

The accident has left the drivers, as well as an unidentified 2-year-old boy, in critical condition.  All of the accident victims are from Palm Bay.  Both drivers were transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida while the 2-year-old was transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida.  

All of the victims were wearing seat belts / child restraints at the time of the accident.

FHP says that the accident was not alcohol related.  This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.