Boat crash on Intracoastal Waterway near Hollywood sends two to hospital

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A boat rammed into a seawall or dock on the Intracoastal Waterway early Monday, critically injuring one rider and leaving another with lesser injuries, officials said.

The impact from the 1:20 a.m. collision threw a woman from the vessel, in the 3500 block of South Ocean Drive, near the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, according to Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Mark Steele said. Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue took her to the hospital.

But a man remained on the damaged boat, trapped in a crack from the crash, Steele said. In Hollywood, firefighters cut the boat and freed him, Steele said.

The boat occupants were described in their 40s. Their names have not been released, and their latest conditions weren't available.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, according to spokeswoman Carli Segelson. The agency's law enforcement officers were inspecting the boat after it was docked at Westin Diplomat.

This story will be updated as soon as more information is available.

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