3 Martin Teens killed, 1 Other Dead In A Car Crash In Port Salerno

Three Martin County teenagers were killed in a crash in Port Salerno as reported by the authorities.

The car crash occurred in Port Salerno, east of Indiantown. An 18-year-old was speeding west on Port Salerno in a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, troopers said. As the car crossed over a railroad crossing it flew into the air.

When the car landed, the 18- year-old lost control, went off the right side of the road and overcorrected, veering left. The car went off the left side of the road, struck a Toyota Sequoia then overturned. It landed on its roof on the road.

The Martin County teens were killed on Port Salerno, FHP said. The car struck this a Toyota Sequoia before it landed on its roof.

The 18-year-old driver was killed. His front passenger, a 17-year-old, and a 16-year-old back-seat passenger were also killed.

The driver of the Toyota Sequoia was also pronounced dead after being taken to the Martin County General Hospital.

A back-seat passenger in the Toyota Sequoia, an 18-year-old was thrown out of the car and landed in a ditch on the right side of the road. He was flown to the local hospital where he is in critical condition.

The third 17-year-old passenger was also taken to the hospital, troopers said. Her condition is not available.

Troopers do not yet know if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Three Florida Highway Patrol Troopers Suffer Minor Injuries In Chase, Crash In Palm Beach Gardens

Three Florida Highway Patrol troopers suffered minor injuries in a car chase that ended in a crash in Palm Beach Gardens.

The crash happened on PGA Boulevard just off of Interstate 95.

The troopers suffered minor injuries. They chased the 2017 Nissan Armada along Interstate 95 because it was reported as stolen, a Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant said.

Troopers stopped side-by-side on PGA Boulevard when the SUV rammed one of the cruisers, Florida Highway Patrol said.

The SUV driver was arrested and taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, FHP said.

Both a state patrol SUV and a blue SUV sustained significant damage to their front ends.

Police shut down a road in while troopers are investigating the crash.

Several police cruisers are at the scene.

It’s the third chase and crash involving troopers in Palm Beach County.

The driver ran off and a passenger suffered minor injuries, troopers said.

The Florida Highway Patrol officials didn’t say what caused the crash and urge anyone with vital information concerning the crash to contact them or local police.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law.  It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident.  Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Four-Vehicle Crash

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — One person is dead and another seriously injured after a four-vehicle crash in Lake Worth, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said a driver, 25, was speeding on Hypoluxo Road and ran the red light at Jog Road.

He crashed into another driver, 49, and that car hit a stopped Jeep which pushed it into a fourth vehicle. According to a report, the 25-year-old driver was thrown from his car and sustained serious injuries.

The report said the other driver died at the scene.

Officials said everyone else involved walked away unharmed.

The sheriff’s office is looking into whether alcohol might have been involved in the accident.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Teen Fractures Femur After ATV Crash

FELLSMERE — A 17-year-old has a fractured femur following an all-terrain vehicle crash at an off-road race track.

The incident happened about noon at Mesa Motocross Park in Fellsmere, north of County Road 512, Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jamie Coleman said. The teenage boy was riding the four-wheeler ATV when the vehicle crashed on the track.

The teen was taken by ambulance to Sebastian River Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Coleman said. There were no passengers riding the ATV during the wreck, Coleman said.

No further details were available.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are not being distracted by texting, talking on your phone or communicating with your passengers.  If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”

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Driver Crashes Into Patrol Car; Man Jailed

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 34-year-old Ocala driver was jailed after deputies said he ran a red light and struck a patrol car.

Deputies arrested the driver on a charge of driving under the influence. He was released Sunday from the Indian River County Jail on $500 bond. No injuries were reported in the wreck, deputies said. Indian River County sheriff’s officials released dashboard camera footage of the collision.
Deputies said a sheriff’s sergeant was stopped at a red light in his patrol vehicle at 6 a.m. in the 800 block of Old Dixie Highway, west of U.S. 1. The patrol vehicle was facing north on Old Dixie Highway while his car, also stopped at a red light, was facing south.
He then abruptly drove through the intersection and across the street while the traffic light was still red, dashboard video showed. Deputies said he struck the patrol vehicle’s front passenger side bumper. He drove around the patrol car and then stopped on the side of the road. The sergeant detained him after he got out of his vehicle.

After another deputy responded to the crash, he told the officer his “vehicle was acting up” and that he tried to put on the emergency brake, his arrest report showed. He told deputies he didn’t see the red light.
Deputies conducted a field sobriety test on him after they suspected he was driving impaired. He was evaluated at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital emergency room, where deputies said he nodded off and was swaying back and forth, reports showed.
While being booked into the county jail, he took a DUI breath test that showed he had a .000 blood-alcohol content level. A certified drug recognition expert evaluated him.
The expert determined that he was possibly under the influence of a central nervous system depressant, leaving him unable to safely drive a vehicle, reports showed.

Deputies said the damaged patrol vehicle was taken to the sheriff’s office garage for repair.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Crash along I-95 South near Lantana Road

Transportation officials are reporting a crash on I-95 South, before Lantana Road. Traffic is currently backed up to 10th Ave and the three left lanes are blocked.

Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach County Police Department said the crashes are still under investigation, and no charges have been filed yet.

Although drugs or alcohol may have had a part to play in the crash, but this also is still under investigation.

Anyone with relevant information concerning the crash should contact the FHP

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law.  It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident.  Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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U.S. 1 Collision Leaves 2 Injured In Stuart

STUART — A two-vehicle wreck injured two people in the 1100 block of U.S. 1, closing off part of the road for several hours, fire and police officials said.

The two people injured were flown to a local hospital, said Martin County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Bethany Alex. They were not identified.

“They were Priority 2, which is moderate to critical injuries,” Alex said.

Stuart police spokesman Sgt. Brian Bossio said officers received reports of the collision at dusk.

He said a white Ford Explorer was heading north on U.S. 1 at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and drove over the median into the southbound lanes, crashing into a van.

The Explorer turned on its side, metal bits covered the ground and at least one tire came loose from one of the vehicles.

After the collision, officers closed off the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 between Southeast Colorado Avenue and Broadway Street for almost four hours.

No other people were reported injured and no other vehicles were damaged.

 

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are paying attention to all road signs and signals.  If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”

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Man Suffers Femur Fracture After Being Trapped In 3-Vehicle Crash

SEBASTIAN — A 27-year-old Vero Beach man was being treated for a fractured femur following a three-vehicle wreck that left him trapped inside his car, fire rescue crews said.

Firefighters used the “jaws of life” rescue tools to free the man through the car’s front- passenger side door, Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jamie Coleman said.

The collision happened in the 12000 block of Roseland Road, Sebastian, Coleman said. The crash site was just west of the Sebastian Municipal Airport.

The wreck involved a 2011 silver Hyundai, a 2006 red Nissan, and a 2003 red Dodge Ram pickup truck, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Yanko Reyes said. Reyes said the Hyundai was traveling north approaching Sunset Drive when it rear-ended the Dodge truck.

The Hyundai then spun out onto the grass.

The impact caused the truck to swerve into the opposite lane and strike the southbound Nissan, Reyes said. The Hyundai driver was flown to Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne with a fractured femur.

The man had traumatic, but non-life threatening injuries, Coleman said. The Dodge driver, a 43-year-old Vero Beach man, was taken to Sebastian River Medical Center with minor injuries, Coleman and Reyes said.

The Nissan driver, a 66-year-old Micco man, refused treatment, officials said. There were no passengers in the vehicles, Coleman said.

Highway troopers continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

No further details were immediately available.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Driver Plows Into Grocery Shop, Killing One And Injuring Eight Others

A driver was killed and his passenger injured after a vehicle crashed into a grocery store in Broward County.

Police said a 24-year-old man was driving a Cadillac headed westbound on Hollywood Boulevard in Broward County.

It appears that the man somehow lost control in the traffic circle and crashed into the back of the grocery store, located at 1735 East Young Circle.

Thirteen people were in the store at the time, but employees at nearby businesses added that the entire building shook due to the impact of the crash.

Police said the 24-year-old driver was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s girlfriend, 20, who was in the car, was also injured. She was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in critical condition.

Eight people in the store were severely injured and are currently listed in critical condition in a hospital in the County.

Traffic was shut down on Hollywood Boulevard westbound as police and fire rescue crews responded to the scene.

Broward County Police and the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the cause of the crash.

Anyone with additional information concerning the crash is asked to contact either the Broward County Police Department or the Florida Highway Patrol.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law.  It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident.  Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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Crash Involving Stolen Van Snarls Port St. Lucie Boulevard Traffic

PORT ST. LUCIE — A man accused of stealing a van from his job site was arrested after a crash involving five vehicles that shut down part of Port St. Lucie Boulevard for almost an hour, according to police.

A man, 50, of Port St. Lucie, was arrested on charges including grand theft of a motor vehicle and DUI after the incident, Port St. Lucie police stated.

According to police, he was working in the 300 block of Southeast Crosspoint Drive “when he decided to steal a work van.”

“After leaving the area, the driver caused an accident involving five vehicles,” police stated. “This shut down east lanes of traffic on Port St. Lucie Boulevard for nearly an hour.”

Sgt. Keith Boham, police spokesperson, said the crash happened just west of Floresta Drive on Port St. Lucie Boulevard.

Police said he indicated he took Suboxone, which is used in treating opioid addiction, earlier in the day.

There were no serious injuries.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are paying attention to all road signs and signals.  If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”

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