Eight injured in serious crash on SR-52 in Land O' Lakes

Eight people, including a child, have been injured in an accident in Pasco County.

Westbound SR-52 is closed at Hays Road due to the traffic crash.

Pasco Fire Rescue says several of the patients were sent to the hospital as trauma alerts.

A medical helicopter had been requested to help transport patients.

Due to the number of patients involved in the crash, the incident is being called a level 1 mass casualty incident.

Pasco Fire Rescue asks drivers to avoid the area if possible.

Stay with FOX 13 News for more on this developing story.