Palm Beach County, FL (January 10, 2019) - A four-vehicle crash on Florida's Turnpike left three people suffering from injuries with one person critically hurt. The accident took place on Thursday, December 10th in Palm Beach County.
According to Lt. Al Feola of the Florida Highway Patrol, the four vehicles were involved in the crash near Okeechobee Boulevard just after 12:30 pm. The crash caused the roadway to be closed down in the affected area while troopers worked at the scene. All of the injured victims were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach. One person sustained critical, life-threatening injuries and two others were also injured. None of those involved have been identified.
The crash is still under investigation and there is no word on the cause at this time.
A reportable crash happens in Florida every 92 seconds. Many serious and catastrophic crashes across our state take place on highways. Higher speed limits, more congestion, and distracted drivers all contribute to higher rates of accidents and death on highways. Many people feel a false sense of security inside their vehicle and do not appreciate that a car crash when traveling at high speeds will almost certainly result in serious damage.
If you have been hurt by the negligence of another, you have legal rights that should be protected. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys want to help when you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault. For your free consultation, call us now at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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