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7 people hurt in 3-vehicle crash in Loxahatchee area

3 of them were taken via Trauma Hawk
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Posted at 11:16 AM, Nov 05, 2023

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Seven people were taken to hospitals, including three by two Trauma Hawks, in a three-vehicle crash Sunday morning in the Loxahatchee area, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Because of the number of victims, the crash was determined to be a mass casualty incident, including local hospitals and trauma centers alerted of a possible influx of patients, the agency said in a WPTV inquiry.

At 9:58 a.m., crews responded to a crash between Arden Lake Way and State Road 80 (Southern Boulevard) in Loxahatchee near the Arden residential development.

A 2017 Toyota RAV 4 driven by a 28-year-old West Palm Beach woman and a 2022 Tesla driven by a 41-year-old Loxahatechee man were stopped at the intersection, preparing to make a turn eastbound.

A 2020 Chevy 1500 driven by a 53-year-old Homestead man was going westbound on Southerrn and went through a red light, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office crash report.

The Chevy collided with the two vehicles.

A passenger in the Tesla, a 56-year-old woman from Loxahatchee, was ejected and pinned under the drive-side tire, according to PBSO.

The Tesla passenger and drivers of the Chevy and Toyota were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Tesla and three other passengers in the car, from the same family, a 64-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and 22-year-old woman were taken to HCA Palms West in Loxahatchee by ground with non-life-threatening injuries.

PBCFR originally said four vehicles and six occupants were involved.