HIGH SPRINGS ‒ Two High Springs’ residents were involved in a crash at 9:24 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29. The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 441 at Northwest 232nd Street in High Springs.
A 67-year-old man driving a 2009 BMW was attempting to cross North U.S. Hwy. 441 at the break in the median when his car hit and overturned a 2016 black Jeep with a 30-year-old female driver inside, pinning her in the Jeep.
According to the High Springs Police Department (HSPD), the female driver said when the crash occurred, she was “driving in the outside lane heading southbound on North U.S. Highway 441”. The woman said she saw the BMW on the side road, but assumed he would stop as he pulled into the median. She told the investigating officer that she realized too late that the BMW was not stopping. Upon impact, her Jeep was pushed to the side of the road where her vehicle overturned.
Impact damage was found on the driver`s side of the Jeep, where it is believed the BMW collided with the Jeep. The female driver was extracted from her vehicle and sent to the hospital.
The front bumper of the BMW was torn off and was found along Northwest 232nd Street facing south.
The driver of the BMW was issued a citation for failing to yield to the Jeep, after stopping at the stop sign on Northwest 232nd Street, which was the cause of the accident.
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