Woman bayflighted, another hospitalized, in head-on collision Sunday night

1:21 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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Clearwater, Florida -- A woman reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road was bayflighted to the hospital after a head-on collision Sunday night.

Authorities say for some unknown reason, Bonnie Blanchard was driving north in the southbound lanes of Belcher Road near Sunset Point Road when she hit Demetrios Lianidis' Nissan Pathfinder head-on.

Both vehicles suffered heavy damage and Blanchard, 51, had to be extricated from her Dodge van by fire crews. She was flown to Bayfront Medical Center with serious injuries.

Lianidis, 31, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with minor injuries.

All lanes of Belcher Road were closed for approximately an hour-and-a-half until 8:30 p.m. while authorities investigate the crash.

So far, no charges have been filed. The investigation continues.

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