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UPDATE: Multi-Vehicle Accident Occurs on Highway 27

May 27, 2019

LAKE WALES, FL – According to an online news report at, a multi-vehicle accident occurred that involved injuries on United States Highway 27 close to Waverly Road in Lake Wales.*  

According to witnesses, Vehicle 1, a 2008 Mercury Sedan was going northerly on United States Highway 27 in the inside lane located about a quarter mile south of Waverly Road.  For reasons that are unknown, the driver of Vehicle 1 lost control and her vehicle rotated clockwise as it was traveling northeasterly across the center and righthand lanes.

Vehicle 2, which was a Gold Toyota sedan was stopped and facing in a westerly direction in order to exit a parking lot.  This was driven by a woman and had two male passengers. The one passenger was a child in a rear facing car seat.  As Vehicle 1 exited the road, it hit into the front of Vehicle 2, which caused significant damage to the vehicle.  Vehicle 1 then went into a small ditch, flipped over, and struck a fire hydrant and a tree. It finally came stopped at about seventy five feet northeasterly of the area where it exited the roadway, facing in a southbound direction.  It sustained serious damage with a portion of the roof that had collapsed due to the impact of the accident.  Vehicle 2 did not move out of its place however, due to the accident, it rotated clockwise about 120 degrees, facing northeasterly.

Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2 had airbags that deployed during the accident.  All of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. 

The drivers of Vehicle 1 and 2 were evaluated for signs of impairment.  Both drivers did not appear to be impaired.  Driving while distracted and going at an excessive rate of speed were also not suspected as a cause of the accident.  

The accident remains under investigation by the local police.  There are no further details on the accident at this time.

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