One person suffered extensive burn injury following a fiery crash in Palm Beach County.
The wreck, involving two vehicles, happened near the Okeechobee Boulevard exit, closing several northbound lanes. One person was taken to the hospital.
FHP said one vehicle was traveling southbound on Florida’s Turnpike when the driver lost control, overcorrected and struck another vehicle. The impact of the collision caused the other vehicle to roll over and go up in flames.
The driver was badly hurt, having suffered extensive burns injury. Officials also said it appears that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt prior to the crash.
First emergency responders arrived at the scene shortly after the fiery crash. The injured victim was transported to the hospital. The identity of the driver is yet to be released by troopers.
It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the accident. No other details were immediately available. Officials are still investigating.
The southbound lane of Florida’s Turnpike, Palm Beach County is blocked due to the severity of the crash, causing traffic delays. Vehicles on this route are pulling to the roadside to allow crews work. The delay of traffic on this route is due to the severity of the crash. Drivers are advised to use alternative routes.
Please drive with caution and stay safe.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious fiery accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in injuries. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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