A slew of car accidents wracked South Florida this weekend, injuring over a dozen area residents. Most of the accidents are still under investigation, and further details have yet to come forward. It is not yet known whether any of the parties involved in the crashes is in need of a private criminal defense lawyer or personal injury lawyer.
One of the worst South Florida accidents of the weekend was on the Florida Turnpike in Lake Worth that allegedly injured at least seven people. The accident reportedly occurred on Sunday at approximately 4:00 in the afternoon near mile marker 90 on the Turnpike. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson was quoted as saying that at four vehicles, a Ford, a BMW, and two unidentified vehicles, were involved in the wreck. News reports indicate that the accident occurred during a heavy rainstorm in the area.
According to reports, one woman was injured as she exited the BMW following a collision and was struck by a passing vehicle. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries along with the driver of the Ford. The conditions of the other victims are not currently known. No names and ages have yet been released to the public, and it is not clear how many passengers were injured in the collision. Investigators reportedly closed down southbound lanes for an hour following the crash. No charges have yet been filed as the investigation continues.
In another one of the car accidents, which happened in Greenacres, both drivers received citations. 34-year-old Brian Reddy of West Palm Beach was cited for violating the right of way, while 24-year-old Ramon Fuller of Lake Worth was cited for driving with no proof of insurance and with a suspended license. It is not known why Fuller’s license had been suspended.
According to news reports, the accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Sherwood Forest Boulevard and 10th Avenue North. Reddy was allegedly driving on 10th Avenue North in a teal-colored four-door vehicle when he turned left onto Sherwood Forest Boulevard into Fuller’s red Honda Accord. The impact of the crash reportedly caused Reddy’s vehicle to flip four times. Both men were taken to area hospitals for treatment after the crash, although neither reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries. It does not appear as though either vehicle contained passengers. It is not yet known whether other charges are forthcoming in relation to the crash, which reportedly shut down westbound lanes of 10th Avenue North for a while.
In yet another area weekend accident, three vehicles collided in Martin County. The accident, which injured three people, reportedly occurred on Saturday morning at the intersection of Lost River Road and Kanner Highway. The three injured parties were transported to area hospitals, two to Lawnwood Medical Center and one to Memorial South Medical Center. One of the Lawnwood Medical Center Patients was transported via Traumahawk and may be in serious condition; the patient at Memoria South reportedly only sustained minor injuries.
The conditions of the Lawnwood Medical Center patients are not currently known, nor are the names and ages of the parties involved. Investigators shut down the intersection on Saturday morning in order to conduct a thorough investigation. No charges have yet been filed as authorities continue to investigate.