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1 Dead, 4 Injured After 3-Vehicle Crash In Stuart

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a Martin County bus, a private ambulance, and a pickup truck.

The crash happened along Southeast Velasquez Avenue near Southeast Seville Avenue in Stuart.

According to the FHP, an ambulance carrying a 77-year-old patient was traveling south on Velasquez Avenue when it slammed into a Martin County bus traveling on Seville Street and hit a parked pickup truck.

The patient, who was secured on a stretcher in the back of the ambulance, was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unknown whether the crash led up to his death.

The driver and a passenger in the ambulance suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the bus and a passenger also suffered minor injuries.

Velasquez Avenue was blocked both ways for several hours as troopers investigated the crash.

The crash is under investigation.


Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law.  It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident.  Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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