The Sunday evening accident occurred at right, where Gulf Avenue intersects with U.S. 98. [ Google Maps ]
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One-car collision outside Carrabelle leads to serious injuries

A 24-year-old Panacea man suffered serious injuries Sunday evening when his car struck a tree while he traveled north on U.S. 98 just east of Carrabelle.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, at about 9:16 p.m. the vehicle was about a half-mile north of Gulf Avenue (County Road 30-A) when the driver, while navigating a right curve, ran the car off the roadway to the right, when it hit hit a tree. 

The collision ejected the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, and the car then overturned onto its roof, facing north.

FHP was assisted at the scene by units from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Weems EMS, and Survival Flight helicopter, which transported the man to the Bixler Trauma & Emergency Center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

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