JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three people from Orange Park were taken to a hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle wreck on northbound Interstate 295 near 103rd Street Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash on Jacksonville's Westside was reported about noon.
The driver of a black Mazda Protege told troopers that her vehicle began pulling toward the left, causing the left side of the vehicle to collide with the right front of a silver GMC Acadia.
The driver of the Mazda then began steering toward the right, losing control of the vehicle and hitting a guardrail on the right shoulder of the road, troopers said.
The Mazda then moved back into the traffic lanes and overturned, ejecting the back left passenger.
The other people inside the Mazda were able to get out right before the vehicle burst into flames.
Troopers said the driver of the Mazda, Vasmeen Moore, 21, and passengers Cory Moore, 22, and Taquanna Moore, 21, were transported to UF Health with serious injuries.
According to FHP, a 1-year-old and an infant under the age of 1 inside the Mazda were not injured. The 1-year-old was not in a child restraint, troopers said.
The driver of the GMC was also not injured.