A woman and two children remain in critical condition after a serious head on collision in Lakewood Ranch Thursday night.

A good Samaritan saw the accident and ran to help. He says they had to rip the door off and found two girls in the back of the car. One of them – young enough to have a car seat.

“As I made the 911 call I checked to see if everyone was conscious and able to do anything. The only one that was was the girl in the back seat,” said witness TJ Kyle. 

Just after 8pm Thursday evening, two cars collided at the intersection of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and Wood Fern Trail.

“We had a vehicle that apparently had fled the scene of a minor crash. While that vehicle was leaving the scene it became involved in a secondary collision which was head on into a Jeep,” said Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Kenn Watson.

Several Good Samaritans rushed to the scene and began providing lifesaving aid.

“One gentlemen came out and tried to rip the door open, one started giving CPR to the baby once we got her out. There were a lot of people there who really got their hands on it,” said Kyle. 

“It just breaks my heart. I have four kids and I have grandkids, I can’t even imagine. And 8 o’clock at night that’s so sad, its so sad,” said nearby resident Mary Rome. 

Neighbors say this isn’t the first crash they’ve seen here. They are hoping the County will take action.

“Trying to make a left hand turn and go onto Lakewood Ranch Boulevard is absolutely horrible you really take your life into your own hands. The people fly down Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. This area has grown so much and we have so many more apartments. We need to have more traffic control and traffic lights,” said Rome. 

The 31-year-old driver and two children were med flighted to nearby hospitals.

“We have two children, a 6 year old and a 2 year old, who have been critically injured and were flown to All Children’s Hospital. The driver of the first vehicle was also critically injured and flown to Tampa General," said Watson. 

The driver of the the second car involved, the Jeep, walked away with minor injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the cause of the crash.