Several injured after driver distracted by spilled coffee causes crash in Pasco County

Pasco County

Florida Highway Patrol

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Several people were injured after troopers say a man distracted by spilled coffee caused a crash in Pasco County.

Troopers say the 33-year-old driver from Brooksville along with two other vehicles were driving southbound around 11 a.m. Thursday on I-75 in the left lane.

When the second and third drivers, a 27-year-old female from Horatio, Arkansas and a 28-year-old male from Mascotte, Florida respectively, started to slow down for other traffic, the 33-year-old failed to slow down since he was distracted.

As a result, he crashed his pickup truck into the 27-year-old’s sedan which then caused her to crash into the 28-year-old’s sedan.

Troopers say the 33- and 28-year-old did not receive any injuries as a result of the crash and were wearing their seatbelts.

The 27-year-old also wore her seatbelt and received minor injuries. She had four passengers in her sedan. Below are their injuries and whether they wore a seatbelt or not:

  • 30-year-old female
    • Minor injuries
    • Was wearing her seatbelt
  • 14-year-old boy
    • Critical injuries
    • Was not wearing his seatbelt
  • 33-year-old man
    • Serious injuries
    • Was not wearing his seatbelt
  • 13-year-old boy
    • Critical injuries
    • Was not wearing his seatbelt

No other information has been shared at this time on the crash.

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