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Wrong-Way, Hit and Run Driver Hit Four Vehicles, Tampa Police Say

Collin John Cole | Tampa Police | Arrests

He was fleeing the first crash when he hit three other vehicles head-on, according to the Tampa Police Department.

TAMPA – A St. Petersburg man is accused of fleeing the scene of one traffic crash then hitting three other vehicles, head on, the Tampa Police Department said.

One crash victim was in critical condition and another was listed as serious. Several other drivers and passengers were taken to hospitals with less serious injuries. Their names were not available.

Collin John Cole, 26, of St. Petersburg, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and one count each of DUI with property damage, and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage.

The original crash happened about 11 p.m. Friday (Nov. 17) on the Courtney Campbell Causeway just east of Ben T. Davis Beach. Officers said Cole was traveling west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway in a Ford F150 pickup truck and struck the rear of a Hyundai Santa Fe.

Cole did not stop and fled west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway in the eastbound lanes driving the wrong way. About 1,500 feet to the west of Ben T, Davis Beach, the Ford hit the front of
a Ford Mustang and continued westbound striking a Honda Pilot in head-on collision.

The Ford F150 deflected off of the Honda Pilot and caused another head-on collision with a Honda Accord.

For information about the Tampa police, go to tampagov.net.

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Wrong-Way, Hit and Run Driver Hit Four Vehicles, Tampa Police Say
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Wrong-Way, Hit and Run Driver Hit Four Vehicles, Tampa Police Say
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He was fleeing the first crash when he hit three other vehicles head-on, according to the Tampa Police Department.
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