Indian River County, FL (May 28, 2019) - A woman, an 18-year-old, and two children suffered serious injuries in a crash on US-1 on Tuesday, May 28th. The crash happened just after 7:00 a.m., near Highland Drive Southeast.
According to reports, 65-year-old Lynda Lauten was stopped at a red light when she was rear-ended by a Ford Focus. There were eight passengers, including five children, inside the Focus at the time of the collision. Lauten's vehicle traveled across the intersection and collided with a tree on the east shoulder of the roadway after impact. The Ford driver has been identified as 34-year-old Ema Joseph.
Two children inside the Ford, ages 2 and 13, were transported by helicopter to Palm Beach Children's Hospital with serious injuries. An 18-year-old passenger also suffered serious injuries and was taken to Lawnwood Medical Center. Lauten suffered minor injuries and was treated at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. No additional injuries were reported as the crash remains under investigation.
Reportable accidents take place every 92 seconds in Florida. Rear-end collisions are a common cause of many traffic crashes in our state. Although some rear-end accidents may be minor, many are not. Rear-end collisions that occur at high speeds can cause serious injuries and even death, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. We hope all involved in this tragic crash can have a speedy recovery.
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