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Several Sixth Graders Injured In Palm Beach County Bus Crash

A bus carrying dozens of St. Lucie County sixth-grade students to Broward County for a field trip overturned on Interstate 95 in Coral Springs, Florida Highway Patrol Officials said. Officials said, one child and one teacher were seriously injured.

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The bus carrying 21 children and the driver overturned at least once on the highway in Coral Springs, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said. Two children and one adult were flown to trauma centers in Broward County. Others were taken to hospitals by ambulance, police said. No deaths have been reported.

One teacher was flown to Broward County Medical Center’s in Coral Springs, but was still going through triage. A spokeswoman for the Hospital for Children in Coral Springs a student had been taken there.

Neither facility would give information on the patients’ injuries or condition.

The authorities in Coral Springs said in a statement that 17 patients were taken to the hospital in Broward County.

Police said, a car that tried to pass the bus clipped it, causing it to overturn.

State Police say, the southbound car lost control as it tried to pass the bus on Interstate 95 in Coral Springs, came back across travel lanes and clipped the front of the bus.

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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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Five Teens Injured In Horrific Palm Beach County

Five teens are in the hospital three with critical injuries after a car they were in exited the Palm Beach County Expressway around at a very high speed, spun out of control and had smashed into two parked vehicles, Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Their vehicle, a blue 2002 Ford Focus, was in the westbound lane and Florida Highway Patrol say it did not slow down enough as it tries to take Exit 10 on the Expressway.

The 29-year-old male driver lost control after hitting a curb at the bottom of the exit, causing the car to spin out of control across Northwest Avenue and hit two parked cars, both unoccupied.

The car finally came to a stop when it drove into a fence. Some photos of the scene show a mangled mess of metal and glass.

The driver is in critical condition while his passenger, another 17-year-old female, is in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two of the teens live in Palm Beach County and were taken to Delray Medical Center. The other three are from Martin County.

FHP said, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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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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19-Year-Old Driver Confirmed Dead After Car Crash That Left One Critical

A 19-year-old was driving a Volkswagen Passat east in St. Lucie County when he was T-boned by a Toyota Sienna minivan, driven by a 31-year-old man, that ran a stop sign at the intersection, according to cops.

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The teen’s car then careened into two parked cars at 80th Street in Westbound Hill.

Residents who live nearby heard the thunderous collision and came running outside to see if they could help the young man who was trapped inside the car.

“I heard a loud crash and I came out,” said, a 47-year-old man who lives near the accident scene. “A bunch of cars were twisted up together with a young man trapped in the middle.

“All of us ran over to help him, but we could not get him out.”

Another local resident, who decided not to identified himself, said people tried to keep the teenager conscious.

“My neighbors were screaming, ‘Stay awake, stay awake,’ ” the man recalled. “The car was really twisted and he was sandwiched in there.”

“A bunch of us surrounded the Volkswagen and we tried to pull the doors open,” he said.

“It took firefighters a while to get him out. He was wedged in there.”

The teen driver died at Broward County Hospital.

The 31-year-old van driver refused medical attention at the scene, officials said.

The silver four-door sedan was completely crushed on the side.

No charges have been filed yet, but police were still investigating. They said speed may have been a factor.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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Van Driver Crashes Into Diners Leaving 10 In Critical Condition

A van plowed into a group of people dining on a Martin County sidewalk, striking and injuring at least ten people.

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A witness told The Press the van jumped a curb and careened into a group of people eating outside a restaurant in a neighborhood in the city. The vehicle knocked down a white picket fence that served as a barrier between diners and pedestrians on the sidewalk.

“Everyone was eating, enjoying life and out of nowhere this van ran them over,” a witness said.

He said several victims were pinned under the van as panicked witnesses rush to pull them out. A man, who was the first person struck by the van, had severe head injuries, the witness said.

The victims included a 44-year-old man who suffered critical injuries, three who were seriously hurt and six others who were taken to the hospital in fair condition, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

An off-duty firefighter with the Martin County Fire Department was in the crowd and did not sustain major injuries, FHP said.

The driver came out of the van and appeared disoriented, the witness said. He jumped back into the van, prompting witnesses to hold him until authorities arrived at the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

An FHP spokesman said, the crash appeared to be an accident, adding that there was no indication the driver intentionally drove into the crowd.

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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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Seven Critical In A Horrific Two-Vehicle Crash In St. Lucie County

Seven people were injured, including a bicyclist and three pedestrians, when two cabs collided in what police are investigating as a road rage incident in St. Lucie County, authorities said.

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A Ford Explorer and a Lincoln Town Car were at the intersection of Westbound and Eastbound Street when the sedan tried to go around the SUV and struck it. The impact caused the SUV to hit a bicyclist then the driver sped off, hitting at least one other person, cops said.

“Right now, we are still investigating this as a road rage incident,” said a Florida Highway Patrol. The 52-year-old cab driver was detained by cops, but it wasn’t immediately clear what charges he was facing.

An FHP inspector said, the crash didn’t appear to be intentional.

A 40-year-old man from Astoria said, he had just left work at 120 Eastbound Avenue and was stopped at the intersection about to cross when he saw the mayhem.

“I just heard the car speeding up and I heard people screaming,” he said. “I was standing just ready to cross the street. It just seemed like it was aiming for people. There was a whole bunch of people just running scattered. He wasn’t stopping at all.”He said he saw one woman dive out of the way of the speeding car.

The drivers of the Lincoln and the SUV were both injured.The victims were taken to Delray Medical Center. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

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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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School Bus Collides With Train, Kills Eight Students In Martin County

A regional train hit a school bus at a crossing in southern Martin County, killing eight children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, Martin County officials said. It was one of the worst rail accidents in Martin County in years.

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Photos from the scene tweeted by a local television station showed the train derailed and the bus torn in half with first responders gathered around.

It was not immediately clear why the accident happened. Martin County rail authority said witnesses described the crossing gates as functioning properly.

The school bus was carrying around 15 children between the ages of 12 and 17, the local authority said.

Ten other people on the bus and five on the train had less severe injuries.

A Martin County train authority official told the Associated Press that the train normally travels at 80 kilometers (50 miles) per hour at that location.

The official said, several witnesses said the barrier was down at the time of the crash. She said, 28 people were on the train at the time of the crash.

Investigations are still ongoing as police have decided to withhold the names of people involved.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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Horrific Bus Crash In Martin County Kills One And Leaves 38 Injured

One person was killed and dozens injured after a charter bus carrying student missionaries from a Martin County church overturned, officials said.

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The crash took place along Jensen Beach in Martin County, Florida Highway Patrol officials reported.

Fire officials told The Post that one person is dead, another critical, and 38 injured in total. Some of injured included children.

A Martin County Fire Chief told the Associated Press that crews are working to cut another person out of the bus, but their condition was not immediately available.

Several ambulances were brought in to transport patients, according to FHP.

Images from television news helicopters showed the charter bus completely overturned, with portions of it crushed and resting next to a dark-colored sedan.

A Church in Hobe Sound, Martin County, reported that one of its buses with its student ministry mission was involved in a crash while traveling to the airport.

Circumstances surrounding the cause of the crash were not immediately available.

The Florida Highway Patrol is urging anyone with additional information concerning the crash to contact the Martin County Police Department,

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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Four-Vehicle Crash In Boca Raton Kills Three And Left Seven Hospitalized

A crash involving at least four vehicles on Boca Raton Parkway in Palm Beach County left three people dead and seven injured, police officials and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

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A 21-year-old man behind the wheel of one of the vehicles was driving 120 mph when his car jumped the center guardrail on the roadway near 188th Street in Boca Raton, Florida Highway Patrol sources said.

Three passengers in his car were killed, they said.

A woman trapped in one of the vehicles frantically screamed at passers-by for help, witnesses said.

“She was trying to climb out of the big SUV from the top,” a witness said. “She started screaming and crying and then the police came to help her.”

Florida Highway Patrol officials said, one of the dead victims was a man in his 30s. The seven people injured in the crash were rushed to a hospital in Palm Beach County.

A 34-year-old cab driver said, he will never forget seeing the tangled wreckage.

“I saw them bring out the person out of a gray car,” said 34-year-old man. “He was lifeless and already dead.”

The FHP said, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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One Killed And One Critical Condition In Two Palm Beach County Incidents

A teenager and an elderly woman were critically injured when they were struck by vehicles in separate parts of Palm Beach County, Florida Highway Patrol said.

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In the first incident, a 68-year-old woman was struck by a tractor trailer in Delray Beach, Florida Highway Patrol authorities said.

The woman was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Eastbound and Westbound Street when the large truck struck her as it was making a turn.

The woman suffered a severe leg injury and was taken to Delray Medical Center in a critical condition.

The truck driver remained on the scene of the incident and had not been charged with a crime yet.

Later in the day, a 17-year-old boy was also critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle in another area of the Palm Beach County.

The boy was walking across the intersection of W. 135th St. and Fifth Ave. when he was hit,  Florida Highway Patrol said.

The 17-year-old was reported dead at the scene of the accident.

The driver in that incident also remained on scene and has not been charged, Florida Highway Patrol said.

Police officials said, both crashes are still under investigation.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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Tractor Trailer Crashed Into Several Cars, Leaving 12 Injured

An unhinged and possibly intoxicated driver injured twelve people and seriously injured seven he slammed a tractor trailer into several cars and then tried to steal a fire truck, according to officials.

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Police authorities say the driver, who has not been identified, was driving a large Enterprise rental truck north on 10th Avenue when he began his path of destruction, smacking into a total of eight vehicles between 42nd and 44th Street.

The truck driver ditched his banged-up ride a little north of 43rd Street and started yelling that someone was after him, according to a 53-year-old witness, who saw the chaos unfold as he was catching the Jets game at a bar across the street.

Moments later, a man in a black Mercedes Benz pulled up, saying the truck driver had hit his car and several other cars.

The witness grabbed the manic truck driver to keep him from fleeing and to stop him from fighting with the Mercedes owner in the middle of the street, he said.

The truck driver tried to climb into a fire engine, and got into a scrap with the firefighter in the driver’s seat, according to Indian River County Fire Department officials.

All twelve people went to the hospital including the truck driver and the firefighter, fire officials said. Five had minor injuries and three were listed as serious. None were pedestrians, police said.

Police said, the incident was not terror-related and they believe the truck driver was on drugs  though they would not clarify.

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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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