WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Five people were injured when a Chevy Cobalt was broadsided by a Ford Expedition in Winter Haven Tuesday morning. One of the injured is a 3-year-old who was ejected from the Cobalt while strapped in a car seat.
The crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. when the Cobalt pulled into the east lane of Havendale Boulevard from Boys Club Road, according to police. The Chevy was hit on the driver's side by the Expedition.
The driver of the Cobalt was a mother, Keri Radnor, who had just dropped a child off at school when she pulled out in front of the Expedition, according to reports from the scene.
A deputy who came up on the crash immediately after it occurred saw the child in his car seat in the middle of the road and carried the child to safety.
The infant was in the back seat unresponsive strapped in a child carrier. A deputy pulled her from the car and began CPR until a faint pulse was regained.
The infant, Imani Brown, was last listed in critical condition. The toddler, Mekhi Brown, was listed as stable.
Keri Radnor was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical center as a trauma alert. She was listed in serious, but stable, condition.
Two occupants in the Expedition were treated and released. A third occupant did not requirement treatment.
All lanes of Havendale Boulevard were shut down. The road was reopened around noon.
The crash remains under investigation.
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