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Overnight Crash Stops Traffic And Sends Seven People To Hospital In Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

A police officer was involved in this crash that had to have seven people be rushed to the hospital.  This all happened in east Broward County.

The accident took place at Southeast Third Avenue and Second Street and involved one car up against a police car.

Both of the vehicles approached the intersection that  had blinking traffic light in both directions.  From a statement by a witness, the car’s driver did not fully stop.

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That driver’s car rolled over after colliding with the incoming police cruiser.

A total of seven people were transported to Broward Health, including two police officers.  The extent of the injuries have not yet been released to the public.

The intersection of Southeast Third Avenue and Second Street was closed to all traffic for over 2 hours.   It reopened after the investigation and cleanup was completed.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck comments on this accident in east Broward County:  “This is a serious accident that unfortunately had seven injuries to those involved.  If you’ve been injured in an accident, make sure you are properly represented by an experienced trial accident attorney.”

Stopping and Starting — The 4-Way Stop Rule

  1. When you approach a 4-way stop, whether it’s at a traffic light or stop sign, it’s important to slow down and come to a complete stop. You’ll want to pay attention and take notice if there are any other automobiles stopped around you or any vehicles coming up to the 4-way stop.
  2. It’s important to make sure that you have come to a complete stop within the indicated lines on the road. You can move forward if you have trouble seeing, but only after you’ve come to a complete stop. Failing to do so could result in a traffic ticket.
  3. Take a look around and see if there are any other cars at the 4-way stop. Of course, if you’re the only vehicle at the stop, then you have the right of way and are free to go. Remember this golden rule: automobiles leave the stop sign or traffic light in the same order in which they arrived at the stop. Therefore, if you arrive at a 4-way stop first, then you get to leave first. If you’re the last person to arrive at the stop, then you will have to wait until the other three cars have moved on before you can do the same.
  4. There are times when automobiles will arrive at a 4-way stop at the same time. Therefore, when this occurs, it’s important to know which vehicle has the right of way. The car that is furthest to the right is allowed to go first. Though this is the appropriate and legal method, there are still motorist who don’t always follow this rule. To avoid accidents, you may choose to wait a few seconds before moving forward. After all, just because it’s technically you’re turn to go, doesn’t necessarily mean the other vehicles will allow you to do so.

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