3 suffer serious injuries in head-on collision on State Road 97

Published 6:09 pm Friday, June 21, 2024

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Three people suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle head-on collision on State Road 97 today in Walnut Hill, Fla., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to the FHP, the driver of vehicle one, a 59-year-old male from Pensacola, Fla., was driving a Ford pickup and failed to stay within his lane going north on State Road 97. The driver of the second vehicle, a 42-year-old female of Camden and a 43-year-old passenger, were traveling south, also in a Chevy pickup.

According to the FHP, the Ford not staying in the lane caused a head-on collision, and three occupants were taken to local hospitals for medical attention.

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FHP officials said criminal charges are pending.

Escambia Fire and Rescue, Fla. and Atmore Fire Department responded to the scene.