Teen was driving erratically before head-on collision in Orlando, witnesses say

3 hospitalized after collision on Hiawassee Road

ORLANDO, Fla.All lanes of Hiawassee Road near Kensington High Boulevard in Orlando were closed to traffic for several hours Wednesday evening while Florida Highway Patrol investigated a head-on car crash.

The FHP said an 18-year-old driver of a green minivan was traveling southbound on Hiawassee when she veered into northbound traffic.

A 35-year-old Orlando man traveling in the northbound lane while on his way home from work was hit by the minivan head-on.

Both drivers and a 16-year-old passenger of the minivan were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

Troopers said witnesses described the 18-year-old as driving erratic shortly before the crash.

The driver of the green minivan will be cited for traveling into oncoming traffic and driving with a learner's permit from New York with only the 16-year-old passenger in the vehicle.


All lanes of Hiawassee reopened shortly after 9 p.m.

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