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Head-on truck collision on bridge spares serious injury

A head-on collision between two pick-up trucks Saturday evening on the causeway just east of the John Gorrie Bridge between Apalachicola and Eastpoint spared the three people involved serious injury.

According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, written by Trooper Jeffrey Glass, the accident occurred about a mile east of Apalachicola at about 5 p.m. when a truck, driven westbound by a 61-year-old Eastpoint woman, veered into the eastbound lane.

The report said traveling east in the eastbound lane was a pick-up driven by a 64-year-old St. George Island man, with a 64-year-old St. George Island woman as his passenger.

In order to avoid colliding with the approaching truck, the eastbound truck stopped in traffic, according to the report.

“The driver of (the westbound truck) was distracted by trying to reach her purse on the floorboard inside the vehicle,” read the FHP report. “This resulted in (the westbound truck) coming off the south shoulder and into the eastbound lane into the direct path of (the eastbound truck).”

The two front bumpers collided in the eastbound lane. The report said the two people from St. George Island were each wearing their seatbelts, while the Eastbound woman was not. Only minor injuries were reported.

FHP was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Weems EMS.

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