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.