News: Crash at Port Richey intersection seriously injures driver


PORT RICHEY, FL – Police in Port Richey said a driver who may have been impaired was injured in a car wreck last week.

In a Facebook post, police said officers were called to the scene Dec. 1 at the intersection of US 19 and Grand Boulevard at about 1 a.m.

A preliminary investigation indicated a 24-year-old man was driving south on US 19 at high speed and lost control while trying to pass vehicles that had stopped at a red light.  The vehicle struck a curb near a gas station and crashed into a concrete pole, causing the vehicle to spin and roll over.

The driver was extricated from the car and taken to Bayonet Point Hospital with serious injuries.  Investigators said there appeared to be indications of possible driver impairment.

The intersection was partially shut down for the crash investigation, which is ongoing.

At Whittel & Melton, we are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those injured in accidents through no fault of their own. So if you have been the victim of such a crash, contact our Pasco County Car Accident Attorneys for legal assistance. We can fight on your behalf to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. We can be reached through our online contact form or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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