FHP: Woman, 34, 'critical' after Palatka crash

Troopers say woman was thrown from truck, airlifted to hospital


PALATKA, Fla. – A 34-year-old woman has critical injuries after being thrown from her truck in a crash in Palatka early Monday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The accident was reported about 5 p.m. on U.S. 17, just south of County Road 216.

According to FHP, a silver Toyota Tacoma traveling north on U.S. 17 veered onto the grassy shoulder for unknown reasons. The driver then over-corrected, causing the pickup truck to cross the center median and collide with a silver Ford F-150 traveling southbound, the incident report said.

The Tacoma overturned and the 34-year-old driver was ejected from the vehicle. She was airlifted to Orange Park Medical Center in critical condition, troopers said.

The driver and passenger in the F-150 were not injured, troopers said.

FHP continues to investigate.