Two Injured in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Indian River County, Florida
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL. – According to a news story reported online by tcpalm.com, two people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck that took place in Indian River County, Florida. During the impact, the vehicle rolled over, authorities said. One of the occupants of the vehicle had to be airlifted from the scene, the news report states.*
The accident occurred in the afternoon on April 16 on 66th Avenue in Indian River County. Florida Highway Patrol and TC Palm report that a car was traveling on 66th Avenue, when the driver lost control in the 3300 block of the roadway. Near Peterson’s Groves and Nursery, the vehicle rolled over and crashed. Authorities say the vehicle landed on its roof.
An employee at the nursery said she hear a sound before the crash and saw the vehicle losing control. She told reporters that the sound was similar to a tire blowing.
“They started to swerve, and then the car flipped,” the woman said.
Indian County Fire Rescue and TC Palm report that the driver of the vehicle and a passenger in the vehicle, both men, were injured in the accident, sustaining possible head trauma. One of the men was airlifted from the scene to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Florida, according to the report.
It is unclear if the person who was flown to the hospital was the driver or the passenger, and the report did not say where the other man went for treatment. Neither man was identified.
The crash resulted in both directions of traffic closing down on 66th Avenue while crews worked at the scene. It is not clear how long the road was closed.
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