Lexus Rolls With Toddler, Woman Inside In Crash Near Interstate 95 And Fellsmere
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A fire official said a car with a woman and a toddler inside “probably rolled 10 to 15 times” in a crash on Interstate 95.
Law enforcement closed northbound Interstate 95 past County Road 512 for a helicopter to land and take a 2-year-old with minor injuries to a hospital in Palm Beach County, according to a Florida Highway Patrol official.
Lt. Yanko Reyes said the child’s 21-year-old mother was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Lonn Benham said both the mother and child were conscious and talking, but were taken to hospitals because of the severity of the crash.
The crash was reported north of County Road 512 near Fellsmere, according to a Florida Highway Patrol online traffic incident map.
Pictures from the crash show a 2014 gold Lexus ES 350 with Pennsylvania tags that Benham said left the east side of the interstate and passed through fencing near woods while it overturned.
“It’s 3 yards past the fence,” he said.
Reyes said details about the car’s speed or cause of the crash were unavailable at the time of this report. He said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
“At the moment the case is under investigation,” he said. He said both the woman and child were from Philadelphia.
A few hours later all lanes of the interstate were open, according to the Fellsmere Police Department.
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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