In a 24-hour period from late Saturday to Sunday night, 10 people and an unborn baby were killed in vehicle-related accidents in South Florida. The car crash that claimed the most victims occurred in Northwest Miami-Dade on Gratigny Expressway. Police believe that one of the vehicles must have driven on to the Gratigny Expressway by going the wrong way on an on-or-off ramp, colliding into the other vehicle. Four people died in the crash, after the cars burst into flames.
A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed when a car veered off the road Sunday afternoon and slammed in to apool cabana behind the Riverside Hotel, off of Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale.
The Miami Herald reports that a churchgoer was killed in Deerfield Beach, when an elderly woman accidentally put her Buick in reverse and the sedan accelerated on to the sidewalk, running over a 66-year old woman.
A 5-year-old girl was riding her Big Wheel in front of her home in Ft. Lauderdale when a truck hit the child and then fled the scene. The little girls mother started to drive her to the hospital, but eventually called fire rescue. The girl was taken to Broward Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver and passenger of the van were eventually arrested.
A teenage boy was also killed in accident, when a driver hit the teenager while he was skateboarding in Tamarac. The 68-year-old man said he did not see the teenager, when he struck him in the crosswalk.
This was one of the deadliest weekends on South Florida's streets and highways in a long time.
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