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FHP: East Palatka man, 75, seriously injured in crash

(File photo)
(File photo)

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A 75-year-old East Palatka man was seriously injured in a crash Friday afternoon in Putnam County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

The crash happened just after 4 p.m. on State Road 207 at Gladys Avenue in East Palatka. 

According to the Highway Patrol, the driver of a bus traveling north on S.R. 207 slowed down to turn right onto Gladys Avenue when a GMC Sierra pickup truck struck the rear of the bus.

The 75-year-old man driving the Sierra was taken to Orange Park Medical Center with serious injuries, troopers said. 

The 32-year-old man driving the bus was reportedly unhurt. 

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