An out-of-control car plowed into dozens of spectators and their families on a St. Lucie County street, killing three adults, two children and injuring four other people.
The casualties are all members of two extended families.
A 45-year-old man died along with his 7-year-old granddaughter and 6-year old grandson.
His 5-year-old granddaughter was among the injured.
The 45-year-old man, who was retired, was an incredible man, said his friend.
Also killed was a 24-year-old truck driver and his 32-year-old sister.
The driver was with his 32-year-old sister,’’ said a cousin, who asked not to be identified.
Also hurt was a 21-year-old man
All of the injured were listed in critical condition.
One of the 8-year-old girls who was hit had been dressed as a cheetah, the other as a princess.
The driver of the car was being treated at Delray Medical Center.
Police believe he lost control of the vehicle after suffering a seizure or experiencing some other medical problem, however, what caused the crash is not yet certain.
FHP is asking anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a 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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