TAMARAC, FLA. (WSVN) - One person has died and several others have been hospitalized with severe injuries following a multi-vehicle crash in Tamarac.
The crash occurred Monday afternoon near the 7300 block of West McNab Road.
According to Tamarac Fire Rescue, at least four vehicles were involved in the crash. Two of the cars were parked and unoccupied.
A white Lexus rolled over and a white Sedan was left in pieces.
A sign for the strip mall was also hit, which crashed into the parked cars.
7Skyforce hovered over the scene of the crash.
Officials with the Broward Sheriff’s Office said five people including a child were transported to the hospital.
One of the victims had to be extricated from their vehicle after it rolled over.
Witnesses in the area heard the crash during their lunch hour.
“Well, I was leaving the office for lunch, and I heard the explosion, I turned my head and I saw a car up in the air, and I just grabbed my phone on instinct and called 911,” said Melissa Fernandez, a witness.
Kathy Macias’ husband was grabbing lunch for her and rushed to help.
“He ran out there to go see if he could do anything,” she said. “He’s also a firefighter paramedic, but he said nothing could be done.”
A co-worker at Fernandez’s office saw one vehicle speeding down the street shortly before the crash.
“We had a bunch of employees coming back from lunch, and they said that there was a white Lexus speeding, coming over 100 mph, speeding through the light on University and McNab,” Fernandez said.
Pierre Page works steps from the crime scene, saw and heard things he will never likely forget.
Video shared with 7News showed the heartbreaking aftermath.
“I dropped what I was doing, I ran over, and I see the people who are laying in the street, there was an elderly woman on the side of the road,” Page said. “It was really bad.”
Witnesses told 7News that after the crash, that child was trying to tend to the other people that were seriously wounded.
That child did survive the crash.
BSO has not released the names of the victims as the investigation continues.
McNab Road was closed, but has since been reopened, and the vehicles were towed away.
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