. A Boca Raton teenager, age 16, sustained serious injuries in a two-car accident on Glades Road.
A middle-aged man was traveling west in a 2006 Kia Rio in the outside lane of Glades Road, approaching the access road for Florida’s Turnpike when he crashed into the teen’s car. When he came to a slight bend in the road, the man lost control of the car and veered off, authorities said.
The car struck another car on the north side of the road with the driver’s-side door, investigators said.
In the other car was Gabriella Scofield, 16, and her sister. Gabriella sustained injuries to the chest while her sister sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the accident happened. Paramedics said it is possible that Gabriella’s ribs are broken. She may also have a collapsed lung as an injury as a result of the crash. The victims were promptly transported to a regional medical center for a definitive diagnosis and comprehensive treatment.
Speed appears to have been a factor, investigators said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
This route has been temporarily closed as a result of the severity of the crash. This has led to traffic delays. Vehicles on this route are pulling to the roadside to allow crews work. It is best to use an alternative route.
Officers on scene say the crash was possibly as a result of traveling at a high rate of speed and are appealing to other road users to drive more carefully. They are also asking if you were a witness to this crash to notify them.
Delray Beach attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate car accident: “This is a major accident that injured two minors. It appears that speed was a factor in the crash. We hope for the families sake that the investigation and be quickly finished. Please be careful whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation to find out what are your rights”.
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