A yellow cab rear-ended another taxi in Palm Beach County, sending the struck vehicle hurtling into people crossing the street, authorities said.
Both drivers and three pedestrians were rushed to the hospital following the crash, with two of those in serious but stable condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol officials.
The chain-reaction mishap unfolded with one cab at a light on Hobe Sound waiting to turn onto West 63rd Street, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
That taxi was rear-ended by another cab, propelling the stationary vehicle into the pedestrians in the crosswalk.
No charges were filed, but the incident remained under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The collision came just days after a deadly crash in which a green taxi jumped a curb and mowed down several people waiting at a bus stop in Martin County.
A 7-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man were killed by the green cab, whose driver was stripped of his hack license pending a probe into why he lost control on Hobe Sound East 170th Street.
The main cause of the crash is still unknown and the Florida Highway Patrol is urging anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the Palm Beach Sheriff Office.
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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