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Six people injured in five-vehicle accident on U.S. 19 traffic in Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS — Six people, including three children, were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon following a five-vehicle traffic crash that snarled traffic on U.S. 19 and surrounding roads for hours, police said.

All roads were opened again just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, a black Chevrolet pickup heading south on U.S. 19 entered the intersection during a green light and turned directly into the path of oncoming traffic. Four other vehicles were caught up in the crash.

A man and a woman in the pickup were flown to local hospitals with potentially life-threatening injuries. Four others were also hospitalized, including a 16-year-old boy and two children ages 1 and 2, but police said their injuries were not life threatening.

Tarpon Springs Police Department investigators examine the scene of Tuesday’s accident at U.S. 19 and Klosterman Road in Tarpon Springs. Two children ages 1 and 2 were among the injured.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Tarpon Springs Police Department investigators examine the scene of Tuesday’s accident at U.S. 19 and Klosterman Road in Tarpon Springs. Two children ages 1 and 2 were among the injured.

Six people injured in five-vehicle accident on U.S. 19 traffic in Tarpon Springs 04/01/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9:49pm]

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