FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Three people were transported to Broward Health Medical Center following a wrong-way crash in Oakland Park that, authorities said, was caused by a driver who may have been intoxicated.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a minivan and a white Audi SUV collided on the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, just north of Commercial Boulevard, at around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.
“This operation is via FHP in reference to a vehicle that was going the wrong way, and this is a head-on collision with another vehicle,” said a dispatcher on Broadcastify police scanner.
Investigators said the white Audi was traveling north in the southbound express lanes when the 50-year-old driver smashed into the minivan, which was being driven by a 16-year-old. There was another teen inside the minivan.
Video footage of the scene showed two cars with heavy front-end damage. Approximately an hour later, tow trucks arrived at the scene to clear the wreckage of the vehicles.
Oakland Fire Rescue crews transported the three patients to Broward Health Medical Center, where they appeared alert but in pain. They are all expected to be OK.
Investigators believe the female driver of the Audi may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pending the results of a blood test, she will be arrested if the results proved she was intoxicated at the the time of the crash.
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