SAND HILLS — Five people were seriously injured in a wreck that shut down portions of State 77 for hours Monday afternoon.

According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Alexander Geiger, 53, of Vernon was driving a 2007 Hyundai Azera south on State 77 when he failed to stop at a red light at the intersection with State 20 and collided with the front of a Chevy Impala driven by Katherine Renken of Columbia, South Carolina, as she was driving east on State 20.

Passenger Annette Geiger, 49, initially was listed in critical condition but by Tuesday was on the road to recovery.

"The airbag deployed, and when it did, it caught the car on fire, it caught me on fire, my hair is singed," she said Tuesday in a phone call from the hospital. "I got seven staples in my head. I've got lots of bruises, but I'm still here kicking."

The car's other occupants, also including Maria Geiger, 19, and Natalia Wyatt, 2, were seriously injured but are recovering, Annette Geiger said, with some already released from the hospital. All are from Vernon.

Renken also was seriously injured in the wreck. All victims were transported to Bay Medical Sacred Heart.

Alexander Geiger will be cited for failure to stop at a red traffic control device, according to the report.