LEESBURG, FL – Authorities said a driver was rushed to the hospital following a high-speed collision in Leesburg on Monday night.
According to the Daily Commercial, a young man was driving a Jaguar at a speed estimated at over 100 miles an hour when the incident occurred at about 6:25 p.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and U.S. Highway 441/27. The Jaguar collided with a Cadillac Escalade at the intersection and then struck the side of the Northgate Animal Clinic, where it came to rest. Car parts were scattered throughout the area.
The Jaguar driver, reported to be 18 years old, was extricated from the wreck and flown to Ocala Regional Medical Center. No details were available on his condition. A witness said two people in the Cadillac, a man and a woman, did not appear to have been injured.
One lane was closed for several hours after the accident, as Leesburg Fire, Lake EMS, Leesburg Police, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
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