A car driving the wrong way on a toll road smashed into a vehicle carrying five Broward County residents, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred on Cooper City Road, a news release says. Troopers received reports a Toyota was driving erratically while heading east when it suddenly turned around and began driving west in the eastbound lanes.
While driving west in the eastbound passing lane, the Toyota crashed head-on into a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 46-year old man of Broward County.
The Tahoe ended up on its right side in the center median, troopers say.
A 42-year old, and a 1-year old were both pronounced dead at the scene. A 12-year old, of Hillsboro Beach, died of her injuries at a hospital. Another 10-year old, was flown to a hospital with serious injuries.
Another 20-year old also is hospitalized with serious injuries.
The driver of the Toyota, a 32-year old man, had to be cut from his vehicle and died of his injuries, FHP say.
The investigation into the crash continues but the Florida Highway Patrol say alcohol is believed to be a factor.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several fatalities. 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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