Four people were injured Thursday afternoon in a four-vehicle accident on US Highway 41 at the intersection of SE 11th Place south of Williston.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, around 2:15 p.m. a pickup traveling north on Highway 41 slowed due to a stopped vehicle in the road and was rear ended by a sedan driven by a 78-year-old man from Live Oak who had a 76-year-old female passenger from Live Oak. The pickup was driven by a 44-year-old female from Williston with a 63-year-old female passenger from Williston.
An SUV, driven by a 57-year-old female from Laurinburg, North Carolina, was traveling south on Highway 41 and evaded right to avoid the initial collision but then overcorrected left and crossed the center line on Highway 41 and caused a head-on collision with a pickup driven by a 28-year-old Williston man.
The 78-year-old sedan driver from Live Oak and the 57-year-old female SUV driver from Laurinburg were in serious condition and the 76-year-old Live Oak sedan passenger and 63-year-old Williston pickup passenger sustained minor injuries. First responders transported all four to the hospital.
Highway 41 was closed for an hour and 20 minutes, according to the FHP.