Crestview man critically hurt after crash in Panama City Beach

Bay County

UPDATE: (Dec. 16, 2021, 8:30 a.m. CST) — According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a 32-year-old Crestview man was critically hurt after a crash late Wednesday night in Panama City Beach.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Thomas Drive and Highway 98.

FHP troopers said the man was driving a black sedan when he ran a red light at the intersection while trying to turn left toward Wildwood Road. He then hit a white SUV in the intersection, causing both cars to spin out of control.

The sedan ran off the road and onto the curb, striking down sidewalk guard rails near the CVS.

According to FHP, the man was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital for his injuries. A DUI investigation is also underway.

The driver of the SUV, a 63-year-old Panama City Beach woman, was reported to have minor injuries from the crash.


BAY COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) — A man is in the hospital after a two-car crash late Wednesday night.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the man ran a red light when making a left turn at the intersection of Highway 98 and Thomas Drive.

He then collided with a SUV and was hit off the road into the CVS parking lot on Highway 98.

FHP, Bay County Sheriffs deputies and firefighters all responded to the crash. The incident is still under investigation, but authorities say the injuries were not fatal.

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