Car run off I-295, overturns onto Baymeadows Road

Troopers: 2nd car that caused accident kept going

Published On: Dec 11 2012 05:44:14 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 12 2012 07:03:30 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Two people were hurt when a SUV was run off Interstate 295 and overturned, and the car that caused the crash kept going, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said a car was heading southbound in the right lane at Baymeadows Road about 2:30 p.m. and made an improper lane change, causing another car heading southbound in the left lane to take evasive action.

That car struck the guardrail on the left side of the roadway and overturned, then rolled down the grass embankment and onto Baymeadows Road, troopers said. It came to a stop in the left westbound lane.

Troopers said the car that made the improper lane change continued southbound on I-295 without stopping. No other information was obtained on the description of the car.

Joshua Tungett, 31, of Middleburg, who was driving the car that overturned, and Leonid Suris, 25, of Jacksonville, a passenger in that car, were both taken to Orange Park Medical Center with minor injuries.

Troopers said the case is closed unless further information is obtained.