2 women critically injured when car crashes into bus stop
2 others sustain minor injuries in Fort Lauderdale crash
FORT LAUDERDLAE, Fla. – A car crashed into a bus stop Wednesday morning in Fort Lauderdale, critically injuring two women.
Sky 10 was above the scene at 1450 W. Broward Blvd. just after 10 a.m.
A silver car could be seen close to the bus stop with front-end and rear-end damage. Authorities said another vehicle was also involved in the crash. A trash can and bus stop sign were lying on the ground nearby, with debris scattered around.
“This morning, at approximately 9:20 a.m., one of our units was driving by and rolled up on this accident. There were two vehicles involved and multiple injuries on the scene,” Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan said.
Traffic a mess on Broward Blvd. EB lanes moving but backed up from 95 to NW 15 ave. WB lanes totally shut down NW 13 ave. Avoid the area. @FLFR411 and @FLPD411 still on scene. 2 women at the bus bench with serious injuries, a 3rd (one of the drivers) with minor injuries. pic.twitter.com/Jfc4BARLLl— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) February 19, 2020
It appears a red van and the silver car collided at Broward Boulevard and Northwest 15th Avenue before the silver car careened into a bench where two women were sitting, waiting for a bus.
“It was very scary, it’s shocking,” Rosemay Day, who witnessed the crash, said. “Evidently, the van hit the gray car. She was curving, turning and the gray car was going straight.”
Shuki Samana, who works across the street from where the accident occurred said the crash sounded like a bomb going off.
“They was on the floor, the car’s all apart,” Samana said.
Both women had critical injuries, one of whom was immediately taken in for surgery.
“Both of her legs were severed to the point where they were almost completely detached from her body,” Gollan said.
Two other people who were inside the vehicles sustained minor injuries.
Authorities blocked off the bus stop with police tape.
All westbound lanes were shut down at Northwest 13th Avenue after the incident.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
“This is obviously a horrific accident, and it‘ll take some time for them to go through all of the evidence and figure out the exact details of what happened,” Gollan said.
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