Crash In Stolen Car Sends Three to Hospital, One To Jail [SLIDE SHOW]

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By: Lanetra Bennett
May 30, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - A woman's run from the law ends with a crash in Tallahassee.

Authorities say the woman stole the car in Bay County and may have totaled it here.

Twenty-two year old Amanda Zediker had just got into a car accident.

She was well enough to walk to an ambulance without being put on a stretcher, but, not without being put in handcuffs.

Leon County Sheriff's deputies say the Toyota Camry she crashed was stolen from Bay County.

Graydon Ball was working at one of the convenience stores at the intersection of Pensacola Street and Ocala Road when the crash happened around 3:00 Thursday morning.

Ball says, "Three cops instantly showed up, pulled guns on the car in the back and told whoever was in the car to get out. At the end there were 17 cops, three fire trucks, two ambulances."

Authorities say a deputy had been following Zediker in the stolen car and tried to stop her, but then they say she fled.

Deputies say Zediker ran a red light and crashed into the back of a Dodge Stratus, plowing it into a concrete pole in front of the Chevron gas station at the intersection.

Ball says, "It was really chaotic for the better part of an hour. There were cops everywhere, lights everywhere and just more lights showing up. It was just really shocking. you don't expect something like this to happen. It was a really, really, quiet night until all of this."

Zediker's passenger and the driver of the other car--22-year-old Tiffany Maximin--were also taken to the hospital.

Authorities say two ambulances were immediately dispatched for those two people at around 3 a.m.

A third ambulance did not arrive until around 3:45. Eyewitness News is told that is because that's when Zediker started complaining of dizziness.

Authorities say all injuries were non-life threatening.

Deputies say Zediker is an habitual offender. She is charged with grand theft auto, fleeing and eluding, and driving with a suspended license.


Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office

At 2:54 am, on May 30, 2013, a Leon County Deputy located a stolen 2012 Toyota Camry near the intersection of Woodward Street and Tennessee Street.

The Deputy followed the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop with other Deputies in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant located at 640 West Tennessee Street. The vehicle refused to stop and fled the area.

Moments later the vehicle was observed traveling west on Pensacola Street. The suspect driving the stolen car ran the traffic light at the intersection of Pensacola Street and Ocala Road and struck a 1998 green Dodge Stratus driven by 22 year old Tiffany Maximin.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, 22 year old Amanda Zediker and the passenger, Tarquin Chandler, 25, were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Maximin was also transported to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for non-life threatening injuries.

Zediker was later taken to the Leon County Jail. The Camry was reported stolen out of Bay County, Florida. The crash investigation is still ongoing at this time.

ARRESTED
Amanda Zediker Mugshot
Amanda Zediker
22 years old
Charges: Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing and Eluding and Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (Habitual Offender)


By: Lanetra Bennett

Three people are sent to the hospital after an early morning crash.

Leon County Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened around 3 a.m.

Deputies say one car was traveling down Ocala Road and the other down Pensacola Street when the two cars crashed in the intersection.

Deputies say one driver was extricated and three people were taken to the hospital. They say their injuries seem to be non-life threatening at this time.

Our reporter on scene also saw a female taken away in handcuffs. The cause of the crash is under investigation. We will bring you details as they become available.


Tallahassee, FL - LCSO and TPD are on the scene of a car accident in Tallahassee.

Two cars crashed at the intersection of Pensacola Street and Ocala Road. The two vehicles are on the corner property of the Chevron gas station.

The Toyota appears to have hit the concrete poll and the Dodge crashed behind it. An ambulance pulled up at 3:45 this morning. Deputies walked a young woman in handcuffs up to the ambulance and she got in.

The ambulance pulled off at 3:59 a.m. with a deputy car following it. We have a reporter on scene. Stay with WCTV for more updates.


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