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Woman ejected from car in Tampa crash

Published:   |   Updated: April 29, 2013 at 05:19 PM

Two people not wearing seat belts were seriously injured in a car crash Sunday night, and one of them was ejected from the vehicle.

About 11:44 p.m. Sunday, Jamie Coffey, 29, of Tampa, was driving a 2006 Dodge Magnum north in the outside lane of Nebraska Avenue nearing Fletcher Avenue as the light changed to red, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

David Ashwood, 30, of Tampa, was westbound in a 1992 Jaguar and had a green light, FHP said.

Coffey entered the path of Ashwood, and the front of the Magnum hit the left side of the Jaguar, FHP said. The Magnum rotated clockwise and then overturned multiple times. Coffey’s passenger, Christina Stoddard, 24, of Brooksville, was ejected onto the road, FHP said.

Coffey and Stoddard were taken to Tampa General Hospital. He was in serious condition and she was listed in critical condition, according to the highway patrol. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

Ashwood was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with minor injuries, the highway patrol said.

Troopers said charges are pending in the case.