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Two seriously injured in wrong-way crash on State Road 52 in Pasco County

Posted at 2:23 PM, Nov 06, 2016

Two drivers were seriously injured early Sunday in a wrong-way traffic crash on State Road 52 east of Hays Road in Pasco County.

A 2002 Dodge Stratus driven by 26-year-old Richard Sandora of New Port Richey, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on SR 52 east of Bayonet Point shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Dodge crashed head-on into a 2009 Nissan Maxima driven by 22-year-old Aaron Vetter of New Port Richey, who was heading westbound on SR 52, state troopers said.

Upon impact, both vehicles spun out of control with the Dodge coming to rest in the median and inside travel lane. The Nissan ended up in the westbound lanes.

Sandora and Vetter both were taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for treatment.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, authorities said.

No arrest had been made by Sunday afternoon. Charges are pending.