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Clearwater crash injures 5, leads to delays on Gulf to Bay Blvd.

CLEARWATER — A two-vehicle crash that injured three children created major traffic delays Tuesday afternoon on Gulf to Bay Boulevard, police said.

Police said westbound Gulf to Bay near S Lake Avenue would be closed until at least 2:30 p.m. as they investigated the crash, which injured five people.

Traffic was being diverted at Keene Road, police said.

Eastbound Gulf to Bay has been reopened.

So far, police say a vehicle was eastbound on Gulf to Bay and turning left onto Lake Avenue. As it turned, it collided with another vehicle westbound on Gulf to Bay.

The crash remains under investigation.

The emergency call came in at 12:21 p.m., dispatchers said.

Four of five people in the first vehicle were injured, including two boys, who were taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center with serious injuries, police said. One is a 2-year-old who was reportedly thrown from a vehicle. The other is 8 years old.

Another boy, 6, was taken to Bayfront by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening. A 60-year-old female passenger was also taken to Bayfront.

The female driver of the first car refused treatment, police said.

The 22-year-old male driver of the other vehicle was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police earlier gave a conflicting report on the number of patients.

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Clearwater crash injures 5, leads to delays on Gulf to Bay Blvd. 03/30/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 9:03pm]
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