Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Public safety

Four people expected to survive Plant City accident

PLANT CITY — Three teens injured when their off-road vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle Sunday evening were all expected to survive, authorities said Monday.

Bailey Meachum, 16, Jacob Meachum, 14, and Trent Tolloh, 14, were riding west on Futch Loop in a 2011 Kawasaki Mule when they drove into the path of a 2007 Saturn VUE after failing to stop at a sign at S Wiggins Road, deputies said.

The Saturn, driven by Guadalupe Moreno, 37, was heading north on Wiggins, according to deputies.

The Meachum brothers, from Plant City, were sent flying from the Mule as the Saturn collided with the vehicle's left side, deputies said. Tolloh of Dover was injured, but remained in the vehicle. He was wearing a seat belt, officials said.

The teens were taken to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries just after 6:15 p.m.

Moreno was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital with serious injuries after the Saturn careened across the roadway and into a ditch, deputies said. Moreno is expected to survive.

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