A woman and two of her children were hospitalized after her Toyota Sander crashed into a Mitsubishi in Port Salerno, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The Toyota Sander driver, described as an elderly woman, may have had a medical issue before the crash, a Martin County Police Detective said.
A school bus driver saw the crash and pulled the children from the wreck, a Port Salerno Fire Rescue Battalion Chief said. The crash, involving a gray Toyota sedan, happened in front of a home in the 2400 block of Northwest 31st Avenue. Firefighters used power tools to free the woman from the damaged car.
A man in a nearby apartment complex watched the rescue.“The kids were first,” said a Florida Highway Patrol sergeant. “The woman couldn’t get out. They had to cut her out.”
The children’s injuries were minor. The driver’s injuries were more serious, but not critical. Both were taken to a hospital in Martin County, Florida Highway Patrol said.
Five people in the Mitsubishi were confirmed dead by the Florida Highway Patrol Department.
Northwest 24th Street was closed to traffic while police and firefighters investigated the crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in 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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