Pig triggers 3 vehicle crash in Collier that sends 11 to hospitals

FOX 4 Staff

Pig triggers 3 vehicle crash in Collier that sends 11 to hospitals

CREATED Dec. 2, 2012 - UPDATED: Dec. 2, 2012

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A pig standing in the middle of SR 29 in Collier County helped trigger a three vehicle crash Saturday night that sent eleven people to area hospitals, leaving people seriously injured.

The crash shutdown SR 29 at the Collier/Hendry line for more than an hour.

It started when a Ford Escape driven south on SR 29 24-year-old Gabriela Resendiz of Stuart struck a pig in the road just after 9 p.m.  Her vehicle was then hit by a Chevy Impala driven north on SR 29 by 58-year-old Rose Anaya of Felda.

Anaya's vehicle ended up on the shoulder while Resendiz and her passenger managed to get out of their SUV before it was hit by a Honda Odyssey driven north by 57-year-old Elvia Rose Shafer of Fulda.

Resendiz ended up going to Lee Memorial in serious condition, her passenger suffered minor injuries but declined to go to the hospital.

All six people in the Chevy Impala ended up going to the hospital, two of which, Rose Anaya and a baby Roman Perez, were both transported in serious condition.  The other four were treated for minor injuries.

Of the four people aboard the Honda, three people needed treatment at a hospital for minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol says charges are pending in this crash.