A Florida four-car accident has left four people injured. According to reports, the accident occurred at the border of Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach at the intersection of North Andrews Avenue and Sample Road. A woman driving a passenger car was apparently headed west on Sample Road about 7 a.m. when her car rear-ended a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The vehicle apparently ended up stuck under the truck, and the truck’s gas tank was knocked off. The truck reportedly caught fire, and the woman was trapped. Two other vehicles, one car and one truck, were also involved in the accident, although it was unclear how. According to reports, however, the other truck ended up on top of the woman’s car and the F-150.
The 45-year-old female driver of the car that allegedly rear-ended the F-150 was pulled from her vehicle by a bystander who broke the car window with a brick. The woman was apparently able to walk right after being pulled from the car and was found by emergency workers about 200 yards away from the crash scene. She sustained burns and other critical injuries and was taken to Broward Health North.
According to authorities, the other three drivers were all taken to area hospitals, but their conditions and extent of their injuries were unclear. The road was closed for about 3.5 hours following the car crash. While reports did not immediately indicate what caused the woman to rear-end the F-150 and set off the chain reaction collision, once authorities determine fault, personal injury litigation may be forthcoming. The other injured parties may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and other damages or losses.
Source: CBS Miami, “Four injured In fiery crash at a Pompano Beach intersection” No author given, Feb. 17, 2014