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17-Year-Old Driver And Four Others Critical After Crash In St. Lucie County

A teen swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed his Toyota Corolla in St. Lucie County, critically injuring his friend who was sitting in the passenger seat, police said.

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The 17-year-old driver was on River Park and Fort Pierce Drive in St. Lucie County when the Nissan 350Z crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a Kia Spectra with six people inside, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The driver of that vehicle, a 31-year-old woman, was with a 26-year-old man and two teens and they all suffered minor injuries, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The passenger of the Nissan, a 35-year-old was rushed to a hospital in St. Lucie County, authorities said.

The driver, whose identity has not been released, was listed in stable condition at the same hospital.

Police believe speed was a factor, but it wasn’t immediately clear how fast he was going, sources said. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.

The accident is still under investigation. The driver of the Nissan has not been charged with a crime and has been issued no violations at this time, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.


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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