The approximate site of a crash in north Port Charlotte. Credit: Google Maps

2 critically injured in Port Charlotte crash

Two people were left in critical condition after a head-on collision in Port Charlotte Thursday night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a car driven by a 17-year-old boy from Port Charlotte was traveling north on Prineville Street, approaching Hineline Street around 8 p.m. Another car, driven by a 64-year-old man with a 60-year-old woman as passenger, both also from Port Charlotte, was traveling south on Prineville Street, approaching Hineline Street.

The teenager’s car crossed the yellow center double-line in an attempt to pass an uninvolved vehicle traveling in the same direction. The front of his car collided with the front of the 64-year-old’s car, and both vehicles came to rest in the area of collision, charges are pending.

Both occupants of the second car were critically injured. Charges are pending.

Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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