[UPDATE] Woman Recovering from Injuries in Killearn Lakes Crash

By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro, James Buechele Email
By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro, James Buechele Email

UPDATED 8.16.2012 by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee woman injured a car wreck Wednesday is improving.

18 year old Taylor Huston was hurt when her car slammed into a tree on Kinhega Drive.

Huston's condition has been upgraded from critical to fair.
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UPDATED August 15, 2012- 9:07 p.m.

Leon County Sheriff's Deputies say the driver of a 2004 Hyundai lost control before smashing into a tree on Kinhega Drive. The 18-year-old woman was taken to THM in critical condition.

This is a scene that Enver Bardhi says is all too familiar.

"There's an accident probably at least once or twice a month," said Bardhi.

Bardhi works at Z. Bardhi's Italian Restaurant on Kinhega Drive near Bannerman. He says neighbors and business leaders have been talking about ways to slow traffic in the area such as building a roundabout.

"There's been plans in the mix for the last two years. They wrote up a plan. They're going to cut it over from Kinhega to Bannerman."

Other drivers try to avoid the road because of the increase in residential traffic.

"There's bikers, joggers, you know families walking their dogs down this road," said Beth Roebuck. "It's a family community."

With all the rain we've been having, road conditions can turn dangerous for a stretch of road that already sees its share of accidents on any given day.

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UPDATED 8.15.2012

An 18 year old woman was critically injured when her car struck a tree in the median.

Deputies have not yet released the woman's name.

Kinhega Drive - which is a major entryway to Killearn Lakes and Golden Eagle - was re-opened to traffic about three hours after the crash.

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Tallahassee, Florida- August 15, 2012- 4:15 pm

A little after 2:30 Wednesday afternoon the Leon County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Kinhega Dr. off Thomasville road.

A female driver was headed westbound when she lost control if the 2004 Hyundai. The vehicle went into a spin before hitting a tree with a large branch falling on top of the vehicle. When officials arrived the driver was unconscious. She has been taken to TMH in critical condition.

LCSO is continuing its investigation. WCTV will bring you more details as they become available.

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Tallahassee, Florida- August 15, 2012- 4:00 pm

A one-car accident has occurred off Thomasville Rd., near Killearn Lakes.

People can’t get in to Killearn by Kinegha Drive and are being rerouted to get there through Bannerman. The accident happened near the Egg Café.


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