3 hospitalized following crash in Ocala

Three people were hospitalized following a three-car crash in the 2300 block of SW Silver Springs Blvd.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a blue sedan on its roof, with a driver trapped inside, and two compact vehicles upright, with drivers requiring care.   The firefighters were able to stabilize the vehicle that was upside down. Using extrication tools, crews removed the passenger’s side door to gain access to the driver.

The driver was removed and transported as a trauma alert to the hospital. The drivers of the vehicles upright, with moderate damage, were also transported to the hospital.

Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.