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37-Year-Old Woman Injured In Car Accident That Sent Seven Others To The Hospital

Despite the recent addition of signs and markers directing drivers at a crash-prone highway overpass, a woman was left critical after a wreck at that overpass.

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Regina Hilton, 37, crashed into a parked truck and then into a concrete barrier at the Congress Avenue exit of Interstate 95. The 37-year-old failed to turn right onto the overpass, struck the truck and then the concrete center median and veered into the barrier, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

She was the only person in the four-door sedan that got hurt, she was not wearing a seat belt. The other three passengers in the car sustained minor injuries.

Four kids in the truck were taken to the hospital for critical injuries according to FHP.

That highway overpass is no stranger to dangerous wrecks. A long southbound exit ramp leads to a sharp right turn onto the overpass. Many drivers in crashes at the overpass speed along the exit ramp and fail to make the right turn, said a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation.

The overpass was the subject of a state study in spring, and was upgraded with signage and markers to capture drivers’ attention at the tricky exit ramp.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. 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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