A Gainesville resident sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle wreck early Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle failed to stop at a traffic light, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to an FHP report, on Monday at approximately 1:45 p.m., John Barnett, 67, O’Brien, was driving a 2002 Chevy SUV and was traveling eastbound on US 90, approaching the intersection of CR 49. Sarah Lankford, 29, Live Oak, was driving a 1997 Cadillac and was stopped at the traffic signal at the intersection of CR 49 and US 90.
According to the witness that was driving behind the Cadillac, the traffic signal displayed a left turn green arrow indicating it was safe to turn left onto US 90 from CR 49. Lankford began to turn left onto US 90 and had entered the eastbound lane. Barnett failed to stop at the traffic signal. Barnett’s vehicle struck the Cadillac on the left front with his right front.
Lankford’s vehicle came to a final rest near the area of impact in the eastbound lane of US 90 facing northeast. Barnett continued eastbound and traveled off the roadway onto the grassy shoulder. The SUV came to a final rest on the southeast corner of CR 49 and US 90 facing west.
The eastbound lane was blocked for approximately an hour before the Cadillac could be removed.
Barnett nor Lankford sustained injuries.
However, Lankford’s passenger, Stephannie Harmon, 18, Gainesville, was transported to Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center for treatment a minor injury.
Lankford’s other passengers, Lillian Lankford, 3, and Gabriel Lankford, 1, did not sustain injuries.
Barnett was charged with failure to obey traffic signal.