CLEARWATER — A 2-year-old child was flung out of a car and an 8-year-old critically injured in a wreck Tuesday afternoon on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard.
One other child and two adults also were hurt in the accident, which caused major traffic delays in the middle of Clearwater.
Two-year-old Bobby Brown and his brother, Travon McNair, 8, were flown to Bayfront Medical Center.
Travon remained in critical condition Tuesday evening, while police said Bobby's injuries were not life-threatening.
Their brother, Isaiah McNair, 7, and grandmother Doris Green, 60, were taken by ambulance to Bayfront with non-life-threatening injuries.
All were in a car driven by the boys' mother when the accident happened about 12:20 p.m., authorities said.
The family's 1992 Buick Century, headed east on Gulf-to-Bay, turned left onto Lake Avenue, near Crest Lake Park, but pulled into the path of a 1995 Nissan headed west on Gulf-to-Bay, said Clearwater public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts.
The boys' mother, Dawn W. Powell, 26, refused medical treatment, police said.
The driver of the Nissan, Pasquale Joseph DeCunto IV, 22, of Pinellas Park, was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
The crash was still under investigation late Tuesday.
The accident shut down traffic on Gulf-to-Bay for much of the afternoon. Westbound vehicles were diverted at Keene Road until 3:30 p.m.
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