An elderly woman traveling in the wrong direction on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge was stopped before she could cause a crash Friday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Around 9 p.m, the FHP received a report of car heading north in the southbound lanes on I-275 around mile marker 5. Trooper Jonathan Donnelly was dispatched to the area and found a Cadillac CTS going 25 to 35 mph on the bridge.

Donnelly, traveling north in the northbound lanes and parallel to the wrong-way car, turned on his lights and sirens in an attempt to get the driver's attention. The driver finally responded and pulled off onto the median near mile marker 12.5.

When Donnelly reached the car, he determined that 80-year-old Carolyn Pace of Ocala was apparently suffering from a medical condition. Pace was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg.