A church van packed with children was headed to Port Salerno when it got caught in a fiery pileup involving two 18-wheelers. Eight people, including two children, were critically injured in the crash.
Investigators and the Florida Highway Patrol tried to determine what triggered the accident, which happened outside Boynton Beach in clear weather on a straight, flat stretch of Interstate 95, a busy highway that connects Florida to the rest of the South.
Two vehicles traveling north, a semi-trailer and another car, smashed into each other and then burst through a metal guardrail, slamming into another semi truck and the southbound van carrying the children. Diesel fuel leaked and the mass erupted into a fireball, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
A fifth car, which was unable to avoid the chaos, sped through and hit people who were thrown from the van, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Three of the children from a Pentecostal church in Pennsylvania, and the two truck drivers were still unconscious. At least two others were injured, some seriously.
Anyone with additional information concerning what may have triggered the car crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department.
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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