A Fort Lauderdale crash critically injured a man and is being attributed to possible racing. According to reports of the incident, a driver of a minivan was thrown from his vehicle after being hit head-on by another car. The car that hit the man appeared to be racing another car down Davie Road.
The minivan was struck by a red Mercedes just before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 22. Three passengers, including two children and a teenager, of the Mercedes were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Police say that the Mercedes was traveling northbound on Davie Road with a silver Infiniti. The were near the intersection of Southwest 36th Street, traveling at a high rate of speed, when the accident occurred. The minivan driver was attempting to pull onto Davie Road when he was hit so hard that he was thrown over two lanes of traffic.
The driver of the Mercedes stayed on the scene, but the driver of the Infiniti fled. That person later returned to the scene voluntarily. The police are calling this a “massive accident,” and witnesses told officers and reporters that both cars were driving very fast.
Pictures taken at the scene showed heavy damage to both vehicles involved and car parts scattered across the road way. The name of the drivers and injured passengers have not been released to the public at this time. It is also unknown what, if any, charges will be filed.
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