Monday, January 22, 2018
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Three injured in crash at Dunedin business

DUNEDIN

Three people were injured Wednesday after a car raced along the curb of Causeway Plaza in Dunedin and struck a wall, officials said.

The crash occurred about 3:10 p.m. at 2672 Bayshore Blvd. when a black Audi driven by Robert K. Reed, 73, hit a concrete wall in front of Family Fitness, Pinellas sheriff's deputies said.

"It came by us so fast you couldn't see who was driving," said Paul Lauretta of Tarpon Springs. Dee Rains was inside a bingo hall next door when the building reverberated. "It was a hellacious sound," she said.

Chunks of concrete flew off the wall and hit Jeanette Kelly, 63. The car continued and hit bicyclist Mark A. Imperato, 55, and finally crashed into a Nissan Armada, deputies said.

The driver of the Nissan, Robert R. Hupp, 65, was not injured. Reed was taken to Mease Dunedin Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The others were taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and were stable.

Three people were injured Wednesday after a car raced along the curb of Causeway Plaza in Dunedin and struck a wall, officials said.

The crash occurred about 3:10 p.m. at 2672 Bayshore Blvd. when a black Audi driven by Robert K. Reed, 73, hit a concrete wall in front of Family Fitness, Pinellas sheriff's deputies said.

"It came by us so fast you couldn't see who was driving," said Paul Lauretta of Tarpon Springs. Dee Rains was inside a bingo hall next door when the building reverberated. "It was a hellacious sound," she said.

Chunks of concrete flew off the wall and hit Jeanette Kelly, 63. The car continued and hit bicyclist, Mark A. Imperato, 55, and finally crashed into a Nissan Armada, deputies said.

The driver of the Nissan, Robert R. Hupp, 65, was not injured. Reed was taken to the Mease Dunedin Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The others were taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and were stable.

 
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