A Ford Mustang convertible was nearly split in half after a crash with a Toyota Corolla that left two passengers dead, three injured and both drivers hospitalized.
Ejected from the Ford was Carl Brown, 30, and Henry Holmes, 33, who both died at the scene after the collision.
The 43-year-old Ford driver of Boca Raton was driving the Ford north on South State Road 7 and was approaching Wellington Boulevard when he lost control of the car and stuck a the Toyota Corolla at the northeast side of the intersection, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Plantation Fire Rescue paramedics took the driver to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. His injuries were not life-threatening, the sheriff’s office said.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla was taken to a different hospital for treatment, he also sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash happened on the border of Fort Lauderdale and unincorporated Broward County near Plantation.
Photographs of the wreckage showed the entire right side of the car was destroyed and that multiple air bags had expanded.
Wellington Boulevard was closed in both directions for about eight hours. Southbound traffic on State Road 7 was detoured until police opened the intersection.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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