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Small ATV collides with Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue truck in Lauderhill

Man on ATV taken to Broward Health Medical Center as trauma alert

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A small all terrain vehicle collided with a Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue truck Wednesday morning in Lauderhill, authorities said.

The crash was reported shortly after 11 a.m. in the 4100 block of Northwest 26th Street.

Sky 10 was above the scene at 11:30 a.m. and saw the ATV under the truck.


Authorities said a man on the ATV was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. He was identified by his brother as Jerron Pratt, 31.

"The only update that they were able to give us was that they have him in surgery," Jorrico Pratt said. "He does need to be operated on because he has internal damage. That's all the news that we have right now."

The three firefighters involved in the crash were not injured, BSO Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said.

Authorities said the firefighters were responding to a medical call for a child when the crash occurred.

Jachles said a witness, who had stopped to let the fire rescue truck go by, told authorities that the fire truck slowed down at a 4-way stop when the ATV "came out of nowhere" and crashed into it.

Authorities said the small ATV was meant for a child to ride on and is illegal to ride on the street.

 


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