Wreck Lands Baby & Woman in Hospital
A Putnam County woman and a baby were hospitalized with injuries Tuesday night after an accident north of State Road 100, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. Taken to Shands at the University of Florida in critical condition was Megan Michaela Mackie, 22, of 104 Homestead Road, as was a baby in serious condition. The baby’s name was not released. The accident occurred at 7:57 p.m. on County Road 3090 north of State Road 100. Mackie was driving a 1999 Ford Escort north on CR 3090 when she drifted off the road to the left, hit a culvert, went airborne, struck branches on a pine tree and overturned to land on the roof, the release stated. Mackie was wearing her seat belt and the infant was in a restrained child seat. They had to be removed from the car with a cutting tool while witnesses said they put out a small fire with water. FHP is continuing to investigate why Mackie drove off the road.
– Cindy Swirko
April 21, 2011