First responders on scene at serious wreck on U.S. 231

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UPDATE: October 21, 6:29 p.m.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Panama City Police were on the scene of a two-car crash at the Highway 231 and Pipeline Road intersection on Thursday.

Police said a Toyota Prius was trying to cross Highway 231 north from Pipeline Road when the driver pulled out in front of a silver sedan heading north. The sedan hit the driver door of the Prius.

Authorities said an elderly man was driving the Prius and was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the sedan reported minor injuries.

Traffic Homicide was also on the scene preforming a preliminary investigation in the event there is a death as a result of the accident.

PCPD Public Information Officer, Ken McVay, said people should be extra cautious when crossing busy roads like Highway 231.

“This is a very busy time of day with a lot of people heading home from work and a lot of heavy traffic and with the 55 mile per hour speed limit it makes it difficult to cross a very busy road way such as U.S. 231,” McVay said.

At around 6:15 p.m. authorities said the road was back open.

Our previous version of the story is below:

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — First responders were on scene at about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon after a serious traffic crash sent one person to the hospital and snarled traffic in the area.

A Prius was on Pipeline trying to cross U.S. 231 north and a silver sedan was northbound on 231 when the two vehicles crashed, according to Panama City Police.

One driver sustained serious injuries other driver had minor injuries, they added.

Authorities are urging those traveling north on 231 to find an alternate route.

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