A Port Richey woman suffered minor injuries this morning and her 13-year-old son was ejected from her car after she lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Interstate 75 in Pasco County, closing southbound lanes for two hours.
The crash occurred around 11 a.m. on I-75, just north of the I-275 split near State Road 56 and the Hillsborough-Pasco county line.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 43-year-old Corinne Marie Bageard was driving a 2003 Toyota Prius in the center lane approaching the I-275 intersection when she changed lanes and crossed the center painted median.
As she changed lanes, the right side of Bageard’s car struck the guardrail, shearing the right side of her car off and causing it to rotate, the FHP said.
The impact caused her son, Jacob Bageard, to be ejected onto the roadway, the FHP said.
The car continued to cross the roadway, striking the inside guard rail. The FHP said a 2004 Ford Ranger driven by Brent Douglas Cashen, 49, of Riverview, suffered damage from debris in the roadway.
Corinne Bageard was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with minor injuries.
Jacob Bageard was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital with serious injuries, the FHP said. Another passenger — 12-year-old Nicholas DaSilva of Hudson — suffered serious injuries and is being treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Cashen was not injured, the FHP said.
All three were wearing seatbelts, the FHP said.
The southbound lanes reopened around 1 p.m., the FHP said.
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