Two critically injured in accident on 225A


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[Last updated on August 5, 2015, at 12:18 p.m.]

Ocala, Florida — A mother and a 6-year-old boy are in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning.

The relationship between the woman and the boy is unknown at this time.


According to reports, at approximately 9:47 a.m. the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to an accident near 6500 Northwest Highway 225A, Ocala.

Crews from Marion County Fire Rescue Golden Ocala Station 20 were the first to arrive on the scene. MCFR Meadowood Station 12 arrived a short time later.

Upon arrival, crew members found that a Hyundai and a Chevy Suburban had collided.

According to FHP, the Hyundai Elantra, driven by Theresia “Terri” Conley, 31, was stopped on the west shoulder of County Road 225A, south of Northwest 62nd Place, preparing to make a U-Turn. 6-year-old Zachary Bode was a passenger in the vehicle.

The Chevy Suburban, driven by John Peterson, 73, was traveling southbound on County Road 225A.

Conley turned into the northbound and southbound lanes of County Road 225A, in front of Peterson.

The front of the Suburban then T-boned the left side of the Hyundai, which caused the Tahoe to veer onto the right grassy shoulder and hit a fence.

The Hyundai came to its final rest on the southeast grassy shoulder of County Road 225A

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The woman and the boy were trapped inside the Hyundai. Firefighters from both stations worked to extricate them from the wreckage.

According to FHP, all occupants were wearing there seat belts.

Conley was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center and the boy to UF Health Shands in Gainesville.

According to FHP, as of August 5, at 12:18 p.m., the boy was listed in critical but stable condition. The woman remained in critical condition.

Peterson was not injured during the crash.

FHP said charges are pending.