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Taxi Erupts Into Flames Inside Wabasso Beach Tunnel

Indian River County Firefighters battled a yellow cab fire inside a tunnel in Wabasso Beach, authorities said.

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The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the blaze on the Winter Beach side of the Wabasso Beach Tunnel.

Video posted by a Twitter user shows flames spewing out of the front of the taxi as it’s stopped in the left lane.

The taxi, driven by 20-year old Martin County man, was going way past the legal Florida speed limit when it sideswiped a tractor-trailer driver by a 36-year old man going same direction. The taxi rolled over and crash on four other cars in the tunnel, before finally going up in flames, the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Four people were confirmed dead at the crash scene, while three others were taken to a nearby hospital. Their present health conditions haven’t been made known by officials in the hospitals concern, a Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant told the Post.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in fatalities and several serious injuries. 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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