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Special Needs Van Causes 5-Vehicle Crash, Injures 13 in Pine Hills

New Source: JusticeNewsFlash.com
03/29/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Pine Hills, FL — A five-vehicle crash sent 13 people to the hospital, after a van filled with special needs adults slammed into several cars that were stopped at a red light near Paul Street and West Colonial Drive, reported Central Florida News 13.

According to officials, several cars were stopped at a red light when the eastbound van crashed into them. It is believed that the van lost control, but officials are unsure why the driver may have lost control.

The collision ejected several people from the van, which had 11 occupants. Nine van passengers were rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries. One person reportedly sustained serious injuries.

Two others were also injured, but it is unknown which vehicle they were in.

Emergency responders reportedly had a hard time determining the extent of the special needs adults’ injuries, because several adults could not speak.

The identities of those involved in the wreck are being withheld at this time

The van is registered to the National Mentor Holding Company.

Investigations are ongoing, and charges are pending.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Florida automobile accident lawyers.



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