A Wellington, Florida collision sent one person to the hospital on Tuesday, news sources report. Three vehicles were involved in the accident, but only one person sustained minor injuries. Police did not immediately identify the person who was injured by name, but they did share that he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Detectives are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. It is unclear whether charges will be filed, nor is it known whether any of the drivers will file for damages.
According to reports, the accident occurred around 7:15 Tuesday evening near the intersection of Acme Road and State Road 7. SR7 is an eight-lane expressway partially separated in some areas by a grassy median, while Acme Road is a two-lane street that flows into SR7 and is regulated by stop sign.
Three vehicles were involved in a collision near the intersection. It is not clear who, if anyone, was at fault. It is also unclear what make and model the vehicles involved in the accidents were. Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed one victim who sustained minor injuries in the collision to the Palms West Hospital. Police are still investigating the accident and have not indicated whether they intend to file charges.
In other news, new details have recently emerged regarding a January 15th accident. Teawana Robinson was killed and Terrance White was injured in a West Palm Beach accident in January, reports say. Robinson, 18, was behind the wheel when she crashed into a pole supporting electrical wires; she died at the scene. White, 20, sustained critical injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital’s intensive care unit. Police are still investigating the incident.
According to reports, the accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. January 15 at the intersection of Beeline Highway and Northlake Boulevard. Robinson and White approached the intersection and, for reasons that are still unclear, the vehicle swerved off the road. Detectives say Robinson overcorrected and lost control of the car, which is when she collided with a Florida Power & Light pole. The collision reportedly snapped the pole in half and caused minor damages to Robinson’s vehicle.
Paramedics arrived at the crash site and pronounced Robinson dead of her injuries. The paramedics rushed White to the St. Mary’s Medical Center. According to reports, White sustained critical injuries and had to undergo surgery. He remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit the day after the accident.
Records show that around 3,071 people die each year in collisions with stationary objects. About 20% of all traffic deaths are the result of a vehicle veering off the roadway and colliding with fixed objects, such as trees, poles, and traffic barriers. The causes of such accidents vary; driving under the influence, falling asleep at the wheel, and not paying close attention to the road are all common causes of fixed-object collisions. In some cases, a multiple vehicle collision can cause one or more vehicles to veer off the roadway and into a stationary object.