One airlifted in Winokur one-vehicle accident

Crews prepare a patient to be airlifted from Hickox Baptist Church to UF Shands Jacksonville after a one car accident in Winokur.
Crews prepare a patient to be airlifted from Hickox Baptist Church to UF Shands Jacksonville after a one car accident in Winokur.

A Winokur accident involving children sent at least two people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon – one a six year old girl.

According to the investigating patrolman, Trooper First Class Taylor, the driver of the vehicle was traveling south on Hwy. 301 in Winokur – just inside of Charlton County – when she left the road on the west side.  The vehicle then crossed to the east side of the highway turning before clipping a utility pole on that side.

Taylor said he was unsure of the cause of the accident and said that he had yet to talk to the driver as the that time in the investigation but hoped to have a report available by early Wednesday morning.

One patient – a six year old girl – was picked up at a landing zone at Hickox Baptist Church and flown to UF Shands in Jacksonville and another other was taken Mayo.

According to reports, the woman had been able to get both children in the vehicle out before emergency crews arrived.

First responders said that initial injuries did not appear to be life-threatening but that a life-flight is a standard precaution during any accident in which intrusion is a factor.

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