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Coral Springs, Florida Collision Critically Injures One Driver

A Coral Springs, Florida collision sent one driver to the hospital on Monday, news sources report. An SUV and truck were involved in the collision, which critically injured the SUV’s driver; the driver of the truck was uninjured. Information regarding the victim’s identity was not immediately available following the accident. Police are currently investigating to determine the exact cause of the crash. It is still unclear whether either driver will file for damages.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 3:45 Monday afternoon somewhere in the 1300 block of Coral Ridge Drive. Coral Ridge Drive is a four-lane road whose opposing lanes are separated by a grassy median. The opposing lanes are also equipped with a passing lane. Reports say one of the drivers steered into the path of the other driver, causing the collision. It is not presently known which vehicle passed in front of the other or why.

Paramedics arrived at the crash site and rushed the SUV’s driver to the Broward Health North Medical Center; sources say the victim sustained critical injuries. An update on the victim’s condition was not immediately accessible following the crash. Detectives say the truck’s driver escaped the collision unscathed.

Like many busy Florida roadways, Coral Ridge Drive has a history of dangerous traffic accidents. In April 2012, a Broward County Sheriff’s detective was sent to the hospital following a collision in the 3600 block of Coral Ridge Drive, sources indicate. Both drivers sustained minor injuries in the collision and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police later conducted an investigation, though the outcome of that investigation is not clear.

According to reports, the accident occurred at around 7:00 a.m. on April 21 in the 3600 block of Coral Ridge Drive. Sources say a Broward County Sheriff’s detective and another driver were in a collision, the details of which are not presently clear. It is unclear whether the detective was on duty at the time of the crash.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed both of the drivers to the Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center. Both victims sustained minor injuries in the crash. Reports were unable to say what make and model the vehicles in the crash were.

In other news, a 5-year-old North Lauderdale girl was critically injured on Sunday after she fell from a window, sources say. Paramedics rushed the young girl to a nearby hospital for treatment; it is not known how severe here injuries are. Police are currently investigating the accident but have not said whether they plan to press charges.

The incident occurred around 12:30 Sunday afternoon at a condominium in the 8000 block of Hampton Boulevard. The girl was leaning against a screened window on the third story prior to the fall. “[It] appears that the girl leaned against the screen, which gave way,” a police spokesperson said. Rescue crews air rushed the victim to the Broward Health Clinic. A police spokesperson said the girl sustained critical injuries in the fall, but did not say whether the injuries were life threatening.

Sources: 3.25.13 Coral Springs Collision.pdf, 3.26.13 Earlier Coral Spring Collision.pdf, 3.25.13 North Lauderdale Fall.pdf.

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