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Lantana, Florida Accident Sends Two Drivers to the Hospital

A Lantana, Florida collision sent two people to area hospitals Wednesday, news sources report. The crash occurred near the entrance of the Journeys End development, and the drivers were not identified by name in reports. Both victims were being treated with unspecified injuries and their conditions were not immediately available following the wreck. It is unclear whether either driver was at fault in the crash and, if so, whether charges will be filed. It is also not yet known whether a damages lawsuit will result.

Reports say the accident occurred around 8:30 Wednesday evening in the area where the entrance of Journey End development flows onto Hagen Ranch Road. The road is a 5-lane highway with two passing lanes on either side and a center turning lane. Such roads can sometimes be difficult to navigate, especially at night.
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In March 2012, a collision on Hagen Ranch Road critically injured one person and killed another. The accident occurred around 12 p.m. when a northbound vehicle struck a southbound vehicle. Following the accident, paramedics rushed an elderly victim to the Delray Medical Center. The other driver was pronounced dead at the scene. While the exact cause of the crash isn’t currently known, the accident serves as a reminder as to how dangerous this road can be to navigate.

The details regarding this latest collision, whether they were driver-error or possibly speed related, are not yet known. Paramedics rushed one of the drivers to the Bethesda Memorial Hospital and the other to the JFK Medical Center. Reports did not provide their conditions following the crash. An investigation is ongoing; it is unclear whether charges will be filed pending the outcome of that investigation.

The Lantana crash was not the only accident to occur Wednesday. A Miami area accident sent one woman to the hospital when her car struck a roadside barrier, reports say. The woman was not identified in reports by name. She received treatment for unspecified injuries at a nearby hospital. It is currently unclear what led to the accident.

Reports say the accident occurred Monday morning outside of a Miami Police substation on West Flagler Street. For reason unknown, the driver lost control of her vehicle and collided with a thin wall-like barrier. An aerial view of the wreckage showed that the woman’s white car had partially penetrated the roadside barrier.

Paramedics transported the victim to the Coral Gables Hospital following the accident. The FHP is currently investigating the crash. It is not yet known whether distraction or drug or alcohol use may have played a role in the crash. Police say the woman was the only one inside the vehicle at the time of the accident, and no other cars were involved.

Collisions with fixed objects are one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents, records show. Each year, nearly 20% of all traffic accidents involve a collision with a fixed object, such as a barrier, tree, or utility pole. Fixed-object crashes can sometimes be as fatal as collisions with another vehicle.

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