Five-car crash in Royal Palm Beach sends 9 to area hospitals

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. - Nine people were taken to area hospitals Friday evening after being injured in a five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and State Road 7, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Several of the injured had to be extricated from their vehicles, Borroto said.

Borroto said the patients were taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center and Palms West Hospital. None had serious injuries.

Several of the vehicles involved in the 6:10 p.m. crash had moderate damage.

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