6 Children, 73-Year-Old Man Thrown From Vehicle After Hitting A Curb; 3 Children Flown To Hospital
FORT PIERCE— Six children and an adult were thrown out of a replica antique convertible and three of the children were flown to a hospital in Palm Beach County with serious injuries.
Mike Jachles, the Fort Pierce Police spokesperson, said the agency got a call about the crash at the intersection of Avenue D and North 31st Street.
Jachles said the six children and a 73-year-old driver were in a 1980 Shay Ford Model A Roadster Convertible when the man driving tried to make a right turn onto North 31st Street.
The vehicle then flipped and threw all of the occupants out of car.
Four of the six children were riding in the car’s jump seat when the crash occurred.
Three children, ages 6,9 and 10 were seriously injured and were flown to Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.
The driver and the three other children, ages 4, 8 and 12, were driven to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce.
The intersection on Avenue D and North 31st Street in Fort Pierce was closed to traffic for several hours while investigators worked the crash.
No charges had been filed as of the time of filling this report.
Police said they are still investigating the incident. They did not release any names.
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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