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Car Crashes into Pole, Injures Two Pedestrians

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

 A car crashed into a pole and injured two pedestrians in Oakland Park, Florida.

Details about the Pedestrian Accident

WSVN News is reporting that traffic was blocked off in areas of Oakland Park after an SUV collided into a pole and injured two pedestrians.

According to police, the woman and the child who were hit were taken to the hospital in serious condition. Initially, the driver of the SUC fled the scene of the accident, but was caught nearby. The driver was also injured and taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

A witness at the scene of the accident said that she called 911 when she saw the aftermath of the accident. She indicated that she could see someone in the street and some sort of pole in the street. The witness also said that she could see smoke and fire coming from one of the vehicles, and that emergency first responders arrived at the scene of the accident very quickly.

A helicopter that flew over the accident indicated that the accident happened at Northeast 56th Street and North Dixie Highway.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said that Dixie Highway was closed from Cypress Creek to Commercial in both directions while emergency crews worked to clear the accident.

Important Information about Collisions with Fixed Objects

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates that there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year that can be attributed to collisions with fixed objects and animals:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 7,508 people who were killed in accidents with fixed objects in the United States.
  • Accidents with fixed objects accounted for about 23 percent of all traffic deaths in the United States in 2014.
  • Trees were the most common type of fixed object that people collided with, followed by utility poles and traffic barriers in 2014. Utility poles accounted for about 13 percent traffic collisions with fixed objects.

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