MIAMI – Two girls were seriously injured in a car accident on Sunday on a Florida highway that involved two cars, local authorities said.
The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, near Deerfield Beach, which must have been closed to traffic, according to Broward County firefighters north of Miami.
According to the authorities, who are still investigating the incident, for reasons that are still unknown two cars collided on the road and, as a result of the collision, one of them crashed into the dividing barrier on the road.
The incident led to the hospitalization of two underage girls, who suffered “severe injuries” that pose a mortal risk, while the two adults who drove the vehicles were injured, but not seriously, according to the firefighters.
According to the authorities, in one of the vehicles an adult was traveling while in the other there was a woman with two minor injuries.
In another incident, occurred hours earlier, a man was killed after being hit by a car on Interstate 75, in Pasco County, in central Florida, the state Highway Patrol reported.
The accident was recorded at dawn on Sunday, when Quentin Perez lost control of the truck that was driving north and the vehicle turned in the middle of the road.
When leaving to help the passenger with whom he was traveling, Pérez was hit by another vehicle that was driven by Enner Moran and who did not see the van overturned.
In addition to the death of Pérez, whose death was declared at the scene, the accident left a total of three injured, one of whom had to be transported to an emergency hospital at a local hospital. (EFEUSA)