Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are currently conducting a serious bodily injury crash investigation.
At approximately 8:34 am, on Friday, January 29, 2016, a crash involving a Ford Explorer and Nissan passenger car was reported. The crash occurred in front of All Saints Academy School, 5001 Winter Lake Road, Winter Haven. Highway 540/Winter Lake Road, was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while deputies investigated.
Preliminary investigation is that the driver of the SUV crashed into the rear of the Nissan as the Nissan was stopped at the light in the east bound lane in front of All Saints.
Upon impact, the driver of the SUV was ejected and suffered serious injuries. The driver was transported to Lakeland Regional Health in serious but stable condition. The driver of the Nissan had minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing. As additional details are available, information will be forwarded.