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1 has life-threatening injuries in St. Johns traffic crash

5:13 PM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- One person has life-threatening injuries in an accident that happened near Durbin Creek Elementary School around 4 p.m. Friday.

A car carrying one adult and two children was hit on the side in a T-bone accident, according to a release from SJCFR Public Information Officer Matthew Sara.


A total of four individuals were involved in the accident. According to a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office traffic homicide detective at the scene, the driver of one of the cars was transported by helicopter to Orange Park Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The Jaws of Life had to be used to help extract the driver of the car that was hit and a child inside. That driver was trapped in the vehicle for 15 minutes and another child in that car was trapped in the back seat for five minutes, according to Sara. The other child was able to get out on his own.

The two kids involved in the accident were transported to Wolfson Children's Hospital in serious condition. The other driver was treated at the scene, according to Sara.

According to Sara, a Jacksonville Rescue Unit and Trauma One from Shands Jacksonville assisted SJCFR units.

Eastbound lanes of Race Track Road at Veterans Parkway were closed as the accident was being cleaned up, according to St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kevin Kelshaw.

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