Five Injured in Seven-Vehicle Crash on Sunset Point Road in Clearwater
The crash involved a fire vehicle and a Pinellas school bus. No students were injured but two firefighters were taken to a hospital.
CLEARWATER – Five people were injured in a seven-vehicle crash that has closed Sunset Point Road at U.S. 19 N, according to Clearwater police..
Information about the crash is preliminary, but five people were taken to three hospitals. Three – the driver of a Hyundai SUV and two Clearwater firefighters – were taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. One was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital; the fifth to Mease Dunedin. The most seriously injured was the driver of the SUV, a 64-year-old Dunedin man, a public safety spokesman said.
Sunset Point Road remains closed in the vicinity of U.S. 19 as Clearwater police continue their investigation into this afternoon’s (Jan. 20) crash.
Early information indicates the SUV, which was northbound on the access road for U.S. 19, did not yield to a Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department vehicle that was responding to a call with lights and sirens on. The rescue truck was eastbound on Sunset Point Road and was trying to turn left at the time of the collision, officials said.
That initial impact led to other collisions that involved seven vehicles, including a Pinellas County school bus. None of the 15 students on the bus were injured.
This report will be updated as information becomes available.
For information about Clearwater police go to clearwaterpolice.com.
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