Three migrants were killed and seven injured when a van carrying them veered off course and overturned in Palm Beach County, Florida Highway Patrol said.
The van’s driver, thought to be a trafficker, fled the scene, two Florida Highway Patrol officials added.
Two children were among those injured in the crash on a motorway between Wellington and Juno Beach, the second such incident in the area. The nationality of the migrants could not be immediately confirmed, the officials said.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East and further have used the County as a gateway to other countries in recent years. Thousands have arrived in recent months via the Palm Beach County crossing.
The victims were all taken to Delray Medical Center where they are currently receiving medical attention, Florida Highway Patrol Officials said. The driver is being investigated as FHP is determined to find out if alcohol has a part to play in the accident.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving several 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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