The Acura MDX that caused the crash sent eight people to the hospital. Six people were from Broward County, all but one of them juveniles, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The six people driving in the 2005 Acura MDX ranged in age from 15 to 19, according to what the sheriff’s office reported. Initially, the Boca Raton police had said there were five suspects inside the vehicle.
All six had been taken to trauma centers for their injuries. A 19-year old boy of Fort Lauderdale in the SUV was in a very critical condition. The juveniles were also all in serious conditions.
Boca Raton police disclosed that the people in the Acura were involved in an armed robbery
The Acura was seen speeding west on the Palmetto Park Road after apparently fleeing the robbery scene when it went through the intersection at a possible red light and crashed into the SUV, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.
The driver of a 2016 Toyota Sienna , a 48- year-old man of Boca Raton, was heading east on the Palmetto Park Road and was attempting to turn left onto the Northwest 12th Avenue, when the crash had happened, according to the report.
The cause of the crash still remains unknown and FHP is encouraging anyone with relevant information to contact the department.
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