A family of three was hospitalized after a head on collision on Southeast Dixie Highway in Stuart.
Firemen responded to a call after an accident involving a family of three turned into an inferno. Police say the crash was as a result of a DUI driver who ran a red light at an intersection.
The family which consists of a 37 year old man, his wife and his young daughter in her teens. They were in a Honda Odyssey approaching an intersection on the northbound lane of Southeast Dixie Highway. Another driver, a 45 year old man in a Black Chevy truck, was approaching from the westbound lane of Southeast Monterey Road. The two cars collided at the intersection and both cars erupted into flames as a result of the impact.
The 37 year old father sustained serious injuries in the crash. Bystanders came to the rescue of the injured passengers, pulling the little girl out first. She sustained some bruises and multiple fractures. Her mother had a neck injury and was evacuated from the vehicle safely.
Due to the mangled frame at the driver’s section of the car, the 37-year-old father could not be pulled from the Odyssey.
Emergency services arrived to put out the flames and cut their way through to the injured father, who had suffered severe burns due to his exposure to the flames. All the occupants of the car were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Chevy truck was also taken to the hospital for severe injuries, although Police say he is under investigation for driving under the influence.
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 four people to the hospital. 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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