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1 Killed, Several Injured in Crash in Southeast Florida

Officials say one person was killed and several others injured after a car accident in southeast Florida.

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The Post reports that the Florida Highway Patrol says the wreck happened on Alligator Alley in West Broward County.

A Lieutenant says a pickup truck rear-ended a passenger van in the southbound lanes, causing the van’s driver to lose control and crash through the median. It then came to rest on its side in the northbound lanes. Several occupants were ejected. The truck also flipped on its side.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Good Samaritans used a car jack to extricate a woman pinned underneath the van.

Paramedics airlifted five victims to a Fort Lauderdale hospital. Others were transported by ground to a Weston Medical Center. Their conditions weren’t immediately known. Some were treated at the scene.

The crash is being investigated.

Comments:

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two-vehicle accident involving a pickup truck which rear-ended a passenger van in the southbound lanes, causing the van’s driver to lose control and crash through the median, which ultimately, resulted in the death of one person and injuries to many others. We wish the injured victims 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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