Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-195

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 10, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Serious Traffic Crash

    Three vehicles were involved in crash.
    • Thursday
    • April 9, 2015
    • Time: 9:27 PM
    • Memorial Highway west of Dana Shores Drive
    • Tampa

    Vehicle 1:

    • 2004 Acura TSX

    Driver:

    Rachel Lynn Gonzalez
    DOB: 05/18/1993
    8009 N. 12th Street
    Tampa
    Not Injured, wearing seatbelt

    Vehicle 2:

    • 2012 VW Jetta

    Driver:

    Mackenzie Parrish
    DOB: 03/25/1992
    4560 Bardstad Dr.
    Palm Harbor
    Not injured, wearing seatbelt

    Vehicle 3:

    • 2009 BMW 325i

    Driver:

    Afrin Lakhani
    DOB: 07-01-1995
    12710 Saddle Club Cir.
    Tampa
    Seat belt and airbag / non-incapacitating injuries

    Passengers:

    Aftab Lakhani
    DOB: 05/08/1993
    12710 Saddle Club Cir.
    Tampa
    Seatbelt and airbag / No injury

    Afzal Lakhani
    DOB: 02/02/1969
    12710 Saddle Club Cir.
    Tampa
    Not restrained / critical injuries 

    Tabassum Lakhani
    DOB: 02/25/1979
    12710 Saddle Club Cir.
    Tampa
    Restrained, Not injured.

    Details:

    On April 9, 2015 at approximately 9:27 pm, all three vehicles were traveling eastbound on Memorial Highway west of Dana Shores Drive. The Acura was in the right lane and swerved left to avoid a vehicle in front of her.  The left side of the Acura struck the right front of the Volkswagen, who was in the left lane.  Both vehicles traveled into the median with the Acura losing control and the VW being brought to a controlled stop.  The Acura continued traveling east and the driver attempted to steer back to the right and she over-corrected putting the Acura into a spin.  The Acura re-entered the eastbound lanes and stuck the BMW, who was in the right lane, in the left front with the right front.  Both the Acura and the BMW were re-directed onto the right shoulder where they both struck utility poles.  

    The right rear passenger of the BMW, Afzal Lakhani and the driver Afrin Lakhani were transported to an area hospital.
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