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Lawmaker Badly Injured In Wrong-Way Crash

A St. Lucie County congressional candidate was seriously injured in a car accident and will require weeks of recovery and multiple surgeries.

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The state representative who defeated a U.S. Rep. in the primary GOP has undergone surgery and currently recovering at the Delray Medical Centre, her spokesman said.

The 47-year-old lawmaker and a friend were traveling from Indian River County to St. Lucie County Highway 17 when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction hit their vehicle. A 59-year-old man who was driving the second vehicle was also seriously injured and died at the scene, according to the local sheriff.

An official report issued by the authorities stated that, “our thoughts and prayers are with the lawmaker of St. Lucie County including all of those involved in last nights car accident, and their families.”

The victim suffered a back fracture and several broken ribs and underwent surgery to remove portions of her small intestine and colon, her spokesman said. He added that she will need additional surgeries and a stent to repair the partial collapse of the primary artery in her legs.

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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, resulted in the death of a driver and caused injuries to a St. Lucie County lawmaker. We 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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