PALM HARBOR – Northbound lanes of Hwy. 19 in Palm Harbor were closed for about two hours May 1 due to a four-car pileup that occurred about 1 p.m.
Axious A. Kazouris, 30, of Tarpon Spring suffered serious injuries. The other drivers involved were not injured.
At the time of the incident, Kazouris was traveling southbound in a 1995 Honda in the inside lane of Hwy. 19 approaching Nebraska Avenue. Jessica R. Adams, 26, of Clearwater, was traveling in a 2006 Nissan Frontier northbound in the inside lane on Hwy. 19 north of Nebraska Avenue.
Pene T. Eva, 51, of Hudson was driving a 2000 Stem truck northbound in the right center lane of Hwy. 19 north of Nebraska Avenue. Thomas W. Atkins, 52, of Clearwater was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 northbound in the right lane of Hwy. 19 north of Nebraska Avenue.
Kazouris started the chain of events when he attempted to make a left turn on the grassy median to drive eastbound across the northbound lanes of Hwy. 19. Kazouris traveled into Adams path, causing Adams to hit the right rear side of Kazouris’ Honda.
The Honda then rotated clockwise and collided with the front of Eva’s truck before colliding with the front of Atkins’ truck.