LEESBURG, Fla. – A speeding Jaguar slammed into an sport utility vehicle Monday evening in Leesburg, causing the Jaguar to flip onto the side of an animal clinic nearby, according to authorities.
The Leesburg Fire Department shared pictures of the vehicle wreckage on the side of the Northgate Animal Clinic.
As reported in the Daily Commercial, the first part of the crash took place at Martin Luther King Drive and U.S. Highway 441 (Citrus Boulevard).
The Florida Highway Patrol stated that the Jaguar was heading south on U.S. Highway 441 and crashed into a 2011 Cadillac Escalade as the Cadillac tried to turn onto westbound Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The Jaguar was reportedly traveling at 100 mph and, after crashing into the Cadillac, caused what the newspaper described as an “explosion of car parts.”
Troopers said the impact of the crash caused the Jaguar to rotate as it left the roadway. Troopers added that the rear of the Jaguar then struck a traffic sign and utility pole.
A tire from the Jaguar detached and struck a Chevy Silverado that was unoccupied and parked in a nearby parking lot, troopers said.
A picture from Leesburg fire officials showed a trail of car parts leading to the car’s wreckage against the side of the animal clinic. A wheel was embedded in the wall of the clinic.
The driver of the Jaguar, and 18-year-old man from Fruitland Park, was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and he has since been released from the hospital, according to troopers.
The driver and passenger of the Cadillac were uninjured and remained at the scene, troopers said.
FHP said the 18-year-old was given a citation for causing the crash and cited with unlawful speed.