A yellow cab rear-ended another taxi on the Palm Beach County, sending the struck vehicle hurtling into people crossing the street, authorities said.
Both drivers and five pedestrians were rushed to hospitals following the crash. Three people were 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 another street in the county, 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 9-year-old girl, a 8-year-old and a 21-year-old man are all in critical condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The main cause of the crash is still unknown and 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 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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