A woman and her child were hospitalized after her Toyota sedan crashed into a Mitsubishi in Fort Pierce, local law enforcement agents said. The Toyota sedans driver, described as an elderly woman, may have had a medical issue before the crash, a Fort Pierce Police Detective said.
A school bus driver saw the crash and pulled the child from the wreck, a Fort Pierce Fire Rescue Battalion Chief said. The crash, involving a gray Toyota sedan, happened in front of a home in the 2400 block in Delaware Avenue.
Firefighters used power tools to free the woman from the damaged car. A man in a nearby apartment complex watched the rescue. “The kid was first,” said a police officer. “The woman couldn’t get out. They had to cut her out.”
The child’s injuries were minor. The driver’s injuries were more serious, but not critical. Both were taken to a Medical Center in Fort Pierce, officers said.
Three other people in the Mitsubishi were also critically injured and rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics.
Delaware Avenue was closed to traffic while police and firefighters investigated the crash.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving. “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles. If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”
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