A driver died and his five passengers were hospitalized after a blown tire caused the SUV they were traveling in to crash and flip, authorities said.
The crash happened on the North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, closing down the southbound lanes for more than an hour.
Report says, a 21-year-old man was driving the 2003 Ford Expedition when the left rear tire blew. He over-corrected when the SUV began to veer to the left causing it to run off the road and roll, according to the report.
The driver and four of his five passengers were thrown from the vehicle just north of the Seville Street exit, said a spokesman for the highway patrol. The SUV came to rest in an upright position, he said.
The spokesman said, the driver was taken to the nearest medical center where he died.
Four of his passengers went to the same hospital in serious condition. A 20-year-old was treated for minor injuries, troopers said.
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “This was a serious multi-vehicle accident that led to several people sustaining critical injuries. Our team would look at the tire as evidence to see if it was worn past manufacturers recommendations to see if that could have been a contribute in this accident. If a negligent driver causes a crash, he or she could be held accountable for the accident. An injured victim should seek out an experienced accident attorney to help with the collection of compensation for medical care, losses and damages.”
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