- A massive accident involving 15 vehicles left dozens injured and at least five people hospitalized.
- The victims had to be rushed to a hospital in Orlando.
- The massive crash occurred about 15 miles northeast of downtown Orlando.
At least 24 people were injured and 6 were hospitalized on Saturday after a massive accident in Seminole County, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said 15 vehicles were involved in the crash, according to FOX 35 News.
According to FOX 35 Orlando, at least one of the injured people is in critical condition and had to be transferred from the scene on trauma alert. According to the media reviewed, 17 other people who were injured had minor injuries. “We train frequently for these kinds of situations. Obviously, we are professionals and we are ready for this. It was definitely a team effort situation,” said Seminole County Battalion Chief Joel Herrera.
Florida accident leaves at least 24 injured
The Florida mass accident occurred about 15 miles northeast of downtown Orlando, near the Oviedo Mall. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of State Road 417 near Red Bug Lake Road.
According to FOX 35 News, local authorities such as the Seminole County Fire Department and the Department of Firefighters and Rescate de Oviedo were forced onto the highway in both directions while attending to the emergency and investigating the accident, however, there has been no information on what was the cause of the accident.
Racing car that runs off the track kills two children and injures eight people
On the other hand, a speeding vehicle went off a track and struck spectators on Saturday afternoon in the Texas Hill Country, killing two children and injuring eight people, according to authorities, who are investigating the accident.
Police said the driver lost control and left the track before hitting onlookers and other parked vehicles. The injured were rushed to medical facilities in Kerrville, Austin and San Antonio, according to police reports. NBC.
Racing vehicle running off the track after accident
A 6-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene; a second child, age 8, died in a hospital, Kerrville police, where the accident occurred, said in a statement Saturday night. Some of the injured are in critical condition.
Specifically, a 46-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman are in critical condition. Also among the injured were a 26-year-old man whose condition was unknown and a 34-year-old man, identified as the driver, whom police described as “stable.”
The race was part of the “Airport Race Wars 2” event
Two other people were treated at the scene and sent home, while a 3-month-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were hospitalized “for precautionary evaluations,” police added in the statement. The race was part of the “Airport Race Wars 2” event.
The accident occurred around 3:20 p.m. on a temporary runway at Kerrville Aviation at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio. Organizers and an airport official did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
More than 3,000 people attended the event where the accident occurred
Ross Dunagan, founder of the race organizer Flyin ‘Diesel Performance & Offroad, a car repair and tuning shop adjacent to the airport, said in a Facebook video about an hour after the accident: “The race ended and we asked you Please pray for everyone involved. ”
The identities of the murdered children have yet to be revealed. Freelance journalist Louis Amestoy, who was at the event, told The Associated Press that around 3,500 motorsport fans attended the popular event this Saturday.
The track was an eighth of a mile long and bordered by water-filled barriers, Amestoy told the AP. However, the barriers did not extend beyond the finish line where he said the vehicle crashed, leaving spectators exposed as the cars slowed.
Spectators were able to get up to 15 feet from the race track, Amestoy said, and the organizers reminded them to stay off the grass and asphalt. There were no bleachers available and many sat and watched from lawn chairs.
Tragedy! They find the body of a missing 5-year-old boy
After an exhaustive search for more than a week, authorities find the body of Elijah Lewis, a 5-year-old boy who had missing and that he had been last seen in September at his home in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Local police said they found a body on Saturday in a wooded area near Chestnut Street in Abington, Massachusetts, and that from the appearance and condition of the body, investigators believe it is little Elijah Lewis. Even so, they indicated that the confirmation of the identification is pending.
Tragedy! They find the body of a missing 5-year-old boy
The Massachusetts State Police, the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit, the Rhode Island State Police and the Merrimack Police Department went to work in a joint search to try to find the boy Elijah Lewis, last seen in September in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Investigators followed “credible information” that led them to a wooded area in Abington, south of Boston, more than 70 miles from their hometown. With the help of K9, a dog trained in corpse identification, the state police managed to locate the boy’s body.
The unfortunate find
Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz told a news conference near the discovery site that state police “located what is presumed to be the body of Elijah Lewis buried in the ground” from a forest in the town of Abington, Massachusetts.
Finally, this Sunday, the Massachusetts chief medical examiner’s office will be in charge of carrying out the corresponding autopsy that allows not only to confirm the identity of the victim, but also to determine the cause and manner of death of the minor, they reported. local media.
A suspicious death
Police say the Elijah Lewis case is considered a suspicious death, so they are keeping an open investigation. At the press conference they only indicated that the remains were found “in a grave”, but did not offer further details about what was found at the scene.
The prosecutor Cruz indicated that it is too early to confirm whether it is a “homicide or any crime that may derive from it”, although it is considered ‘suspicious’. The results of the autopsy will be decisive in pressing charges against the suspects, authorities said. Read more here. Filed Under: Florida Accident Leaves At Least 24 Injured.
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