Family visiting South Florida for cruise hit by truck while walking

Posted at 7:34 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 08:08:35-04

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in South Florida say a pickup truck hit a family of six tourists as they were walking back to their hotel after dinner.

The Sun Sentinel reports a woman's leg was severed and a 10-year-old boy suffered serious leg injuries in the Sunday night crash.

Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles told reporters the family was in Florida to go on a cruise leaving Port Everglades on Monday. Their identities weren't released Sunday night.

Jachles says the family members were walking on a wide stretch of grass when the truck hit them. The truck then struck a fence and a light pole. Investigators are looking at alcohol and speed as possible factors in the crash.

Three victims and the 57-year-old driver were taken to hospitals.

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