3 injured when van crashes into several vehicles, sending 1 into vacant business

Victims taken to Broward Health North

Sky 10 over the scene after a car crashes into a vacant business in Pompano Beach. (WPLG)

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A driver crashed his white van into several vehicles and a building Monday afternoon in Pompano Beach.

The incident sent three people to the hospital.

The crash occurred at 3600 N. Federal Highway near Sample Road.

A spokesperson for Pompano Beach Fire Rescue said a man fell asleep behind the wheel and drove his van into six other cars that were waiting to turn left on U.S. 1 from Sample Road.

One of those vehicles went into a vacant business across the street.

“A couple of my customers went outside, pulled her out, pulled off the seat belt, cut it off, made sure she was stable. By that time, BSO was already coming from over there,” Ace Kahn, who owns a nearby restaurant, said.

Sky 10 was above the scene as crews worked to remove the cars from the roadway, affecting traffic in that area.

Crews transported the three injured people to Broward Health North.

It’s unclear whether the driver of the van was cited.

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