22-year-old man in critical condition after vehicle hits SUV, causing him to overturn, be ejected in Orange Park

Major crash closes northbound lanes on Normandy Boulevard Monday (WJXT)

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – The northbound lanes on Blanding Boulevard near Wells Road and the Orange Park Mall were blocked Monday afternoon after a serious crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

An SUV was driving on Orange Park Northway just before 10:30 a.m. when 22-year-old driver in another SUV was traveling north on Blanding Boulevard. The 36-year-old man drove his vehicle into the intersection of Blanding Blvd. and hit the right side of the 23-year-old’s vehicle, causing him to loss control, overturn and be ejected.

The 22-year-old driver is in critical condition. The report said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The 36-year-old man did not suffer any injures.

Originally, police said they were searching for a driver who ran away from the crash. The report did not provide more information.

Traffic was diverted to Plaza Circle.