NSB cops: Motorist critically injured in single-vehicle crash on beachside

No details released on circumstances of crash or the vehicle involved

Locator of single-vehicle crash on A1A at 3rd Avenue in NSB / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer locator / Steven Pindar was airlifted to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach after smashing up his vehicle Sunday night. Circumstances of the crash were not released by police.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 25-year-old motorist was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash on the beachside Sunday night, New Smyrna Beach cops said.

Here's a synopsis of the 5:43 p.m. crash as described in a press release: The driver, Erik Steven Pindar, who was eastbound on A1A at the intersection with 3rd Avenue, "received serious bodily injuries and was transported by Volusia County Air One to Halifax Hospital and is undergoing tests at this time." A passenger, 22-year-old Elizabeth Katherine Dean, received minor injuries and was transported to Bert Fish Medical Center.

Because of the critical injuries suffered in the crash, A traffic homicide investigation is being conducted by members of the New Smyrna Beach Motors Division, the press release stated. However, police did not say what prompted the crash, what the vehicle crashed into, nor did they provide a make and model of the vehicle involved. Police also didn't indicate whether alcohol was a factor.

Because of the critical injuries suffered in the crash, A traffic homicide investigation is being conducted by members of the New Smyrna Beach Motors Division, the press release stated. However, police did not say what prompted the crash, what the vehicle crashed into, nor did they provide a make and model of the vehicle involved. Police also didn't indicate whether alcohol was a factor.

An overnight call to the Volusia County Sheriff's Dispatch with a message to have an NSBPD patrol supervisor call back with information was not returned to Headline Surfer.

 

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