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Woman injured in Tampa car crash

TAMPA — A 23-year-old Tampa woman was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital after she crashed her car at Benjamin Road and Hillsborough Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Sarah Hastings was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima south on Benjamin at a high rate of speed when she traveled through the intersection and jumped the center median.

Her car struck two traffic signals and ultimately hit the side of a ditch on the side of Hillsborough, FHP says.

The vehicle was then launched into the air, traveled over a fence and onto Tampa International Airport property, FHP says.

Hastings was in good condition Saturday afternoon, the hospital said. The accident remains under investigation.

Woman injured in Tampa car crash 08/16/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 16, 2014 3:32pm]
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