Suwannee Democrat


February 4, 2014

Suwannee crash sends two to hospital in serious condition

Live Oak — Two Live Oak residents are in serious condition after a crash in Suwannee County earlier today, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Reports show that on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 2:15 p.m., the traffic at the intersection of US 129 and 70th Terr., which is controlled by a traffic signal was not properly operating at the time, but instead was flashing a yield light for north and southbound traffic on US 129, and a flashing stop light for westbound traffic on 70th Terr.

Reports further state that a 2006 Dodge Caravan driven by Tiffany Sperber, 32, Live Oak, was westbound on 70th Terr. attempting to turn left onto the southbound lanes of US 129. A 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Michael Gandiana, 49, Live Oak was northbound on US 129 approaching 70th Terr. when the Caravan traveled into its path striking the Chevy's left side while it was in the outside northbound travel lane of US-129. The Dodge came to final rest on US 129 facing west and the Chevy came to final rest on US 129 facing east.

Both vehicles were disabled due to the collision, which caused a road blockage at the intersection of US-129 and 70th Terr. for about 45 minutes. Both drivers were transported to Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center in serious condition. Three additional passengers in the Caravan, Giaia Sperber, 2, Jerico Davis, 3, Paisley Davis, 1, sustained no injuries. Sperber was cited for failing to yield to approaching traffic from a yield intersection, according to the FHP report.

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