CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Blanding Boulevard is one of Clay County's busiest roads. But Friday night it became a collision course that ended with Guy Eilenberger's car.
"I am just glad to be alive. I am just glad to be alive," said Eilenberger.
Eilenberger was driving on Blanding and Jefferson when his Ford Focus was crushed by a white Mazda. "It's totalled. The car that he wrecked was totalled. He flipped into oncoming traffic. And the car that he hit was also totalled."
The Florida Highway Patrol says this was actually the third accident 22-year-old Bryant Copney was in that night.
Troopers say his path of destruction started on Kingsley Avenue.
Copney sent seven people to the hospital, including a mother and her 6-year-old daughter. "It was a lot of debris. It looked like the car exploded," said Eilenberger.
A Clay County deputy tried to pull him over, but Eilenberger's car was the one to finally stop him. Copney was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators still don't know why he ran.
"I don't know what he did. I don't know. He might have needed to get away," said Eilenberger.
For now Eilenberger is just happy that no one Copney hit was seriously hurt.
The accident shut all lanes on Blanding Boulevard Friday night. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating this incident.