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Accident snarls traffic on Little Road

NEW PORT RICHEY — A crash between a pickup and semitrailer truck shut down two lanes of Little Road at the West Pasco Judicial Center for two hours Tuesday morning.

The pickup was headed south on Little Road and was turning left into the government center at 10:30 a.m. when it was hit by the semi, which was heading north on Little.

The driver of the pickup, Mary Criswell, 51, of Port Richey, was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with minor injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The trailer's driver — Michael Thompkins, 54, of Hudson — was not injured.

The light at the intersection was green. A report stated Criswell pulled out in front of Thompkins, who didn't have enough time to stop before hitting the pickup. Criswell was cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic, the report states.

The Citizen Drive entrance to the government center and two lanes of Little Road were shut down as the scene was cleared.

Accident snarls traffic on Little Road 01/17/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:15pm]
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