A 7 year old boy from Melbourne was airlifted to the hospital after sustaining critical injuries in a crash on State Road 70 in the Okechobee section of St. Lucie County.
The accident occurred near Gentle Road when the driver of a Ford Ranger crashed into the rear of a trailer which was attached to a pickup truck. According to eyewitness accounts, the pickup made a stop on the side of the road but left a part of the trailer blocking a portion of the road on the outside lane.
The owner of the pickup truck was not hurt in the crash, but a 7 year old boy who was a passenger in the Ford Ranger sustained serious injuries and had to be air lifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment. The 41 year old female driver of the Ford Ranger also sustained critical injuries and was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
The passenger in the Ford was a 15 year old girl who suffered minor injuries from the crash. She was also taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The Florida Highway Patrol was unable to give more information on the crash as investigations are still ongoing. Emergency first responders were swift to arrive on the scene as they cleared the wreckage.
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 accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately sent three people to the hospital with critical injuries. We wish the victims a quick 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 car, motorcycle, 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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