Columbia County, FL – A multiple-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon left several people injured.
The driver of a Dodge Ram rear-ended a Volkswagen Beetle that was waiting to make a left turn onto Aviation Drive while stopped on U.S 441, said Florida Highway Patrol.
In an attempt to avoid the Dodge truck, the driver of the Volkswagen Passat veered on the shoulder of 441, striking the Bettle instead. Both Volkswagens ended up striking a fence as they continued to the northeast.
The Dodge truck veered left and crashed into a Chevy Silverado truck that was traveling south on 441 after colliding with the Beetle, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Beetle has been identified as 50-year old Cathy Nipper of Lake City. She was airlifted to Shands Gainesville in critical condition. A passenger in her car suffered minor injuries and was taken to Shands Lake Shore.
The passengers of the Passat, a 1-year-old boy, an 18-year-old woman and a 78-year-old, along with the driver, a 24-year old Woman all suffered minor injuries and were taken to Shands Lake Shore.
There are charges currently pending.