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Mercedes passenger airlifted in U.S. 19 crash in Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS — An injured passenger in a Mercedes was flown by helicopter to a hospital after a two-car collision Wednesday morning on U.S. 19.

The accident happened about 11 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Lime Street, just south of E Tarpon Avenue.

Tarpon Springs police say a red Dodge was traveling south in the center lane of U.S. 19. A silver Mercedes that was traveling north pulled into the turn lane to head west on Lime Street. The Mercedes turned into the path of the Dodge, and the Dodge hit the passenger side of the Mercedes, said police Sgt. Ed Miller.

A passenger in the Mercedes was flown by Baflite helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center. The driver of the Mercedes was taken by ambulance to Bayonet Point Hospital. Their names were not immediately released.

The Dodge's driver wasn't injured.

Mercedes passenger airlifted in U.S. 19 crash in Tarpon Springs 05/21/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:01pm]

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