An out-of-control car plowed into dozens of spectators and their families on a St. Lucie County street, critically injuring five adults and three children.
The casualties are all members of two extended families. A 54-year-old man was critical along with his 5-year-old granddaughter, 4-year-old grandson and his 11-year-old nephew.
“The 54-year-old man, who was retired, is an incredible man,” said his friend. Also injured was a 32-year-old truck driver and his 29-year-old sister.
“The driver was with his 29-year-old sister,’’ said a cousin, who asked not to be identified.
Also hurt was a 56-year-old man. All of the injured were listed in critical condition.
One of the kids who was hit had been dressed as a cheetah, the other as a princess.
The driver of the car was also being treated at Delray Medical Center.
Police believe he lost control of the vehicle after suffering a seizure or experiencing some other medical problem.
However, what caused the crash is not yet certain, and the FHP is asking anyone with relevant information concerning the crash 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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