One child is dead and seven more are injured after a collision between a stopped car and an oncoming semi truck in Florida on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened on March 8th at around 2:30 p.m. in Broward County, Florida.
#BSFR is currently operating on the scene of a vehicle accident involving a mini van and tractor trailer located at MM47.7 on US27 Northbound. Six patients transported in serious and critical conditions 2 adults and 7 pediatrics. US27 is closed in both directions at this time. pic.twitter.com/ViWA47wevG— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) March 8, 2022
According to Local 10 News, a total of nine people were riding in a Nissan sedan when it got a flat tire on Highway 27 near mile marker 47. The Nissan pulled over to the side of the road and called AAA but as they were waiting for assistance, an oncoming semi truck struck the stopped car, smashing the back of the vehicle.
The force of the impact injured all nine occupants in the vehicle, including one young boy who was killed in the incident. The remaining 6 children and two adults were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries. Three of the children were considered to be in critical condition. The truck driver was not hurt in the incident, reported NBC Miami.