Firefighters had to extricate a woman from a van that struck a car head-on on Belcher Road, Clearwater officials said.
Bonnie Blanchard, 51, was driving the 1995 Dodge van north in the southbound lanes at 6:58 p.m. and struck a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Demetrios Lianidis, 30, officials said.
Blanchard suffered serious injuries and had to be extricated from the van. She was transported by Bayflite to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, officials said.
Lianidis was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa with non-life-threatening injuries.
Belcher was closed for about 90 minutes after the crash, officials said.