Two injured in Palm Harbor three-vehicle crash

Published Feb. 16, 2015

PALM HARBOR — Two people were hurt Monday afternoon in a traffic crash on Alt. U.S. 19, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Jorge Pajuelo, 60, was headed north in a Buick when, for unknown reasons, he veered into the southbound lanes near Harbor Ridge Drive, sideswiped a Kia, and slammed head-on into a Ford van, troopers said.

The driver of the Kia was not hurt, but Pajuelo was hospitalized with injuries considered critical. The driver of the Ford, Golub Zekic, 28, was in serious condition Monday.

An investigation remained under way.