7-vehicle crash near Belle Glade sends 5 people to hospital



By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Sun

BELLE GLADE — A dense fog blanketed much of the Glades area on Tuesday morning, continuing well into the late morning hours and causing a series of accidents on the heavily traveled State Road 80, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Fortunately, no fatalities were reported, although one of the accidents involved a collision with a moving train. The events shut down traffic on the highway for two hours while emergency aid responded and investigators with the sheriff’s office and Florida Highway Patrol pored over the scene. Emergency crews responded to the scene of the accidents at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 28 — maneuvering through stubborn fog themselves — to find a number of accidents between S.R. 80 and Hatton Highway and Sugar House Road.

PBSO reports the first accident occurred on S.R. 80, just east of Sugar House Road near a railroad crossing. One of the vehicles involved sideswiped two other vehicles and collided into a train crossing the roadway.

It may have been a particularly heavy fog that descended on the area, as a second accident was reported approximately 1,000 yards west of the first scene, this one involving four vehicles. According to the sheriff’s office, the combination of the thick fog obscuring visibility, as well as careless driving under the conditions, was responsible for the accidents.

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BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Dense fog played a role in two crash scenes in western Palm Beach County, in which five people were hurt, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office.

The crashes happened on State Road 80 between Hatton Highway and Sugar House Road just before 8:30 a.m.

In the first incident a vehicle side-swiped two other vehicles and then collided with a train, according to the sheriff’s office.

When rescue crews arrived, one vehicle was still on the tracks and all railway traffic was stopped for safety.

Four vehicles were involved in the second crash which happened about 1,000 yards west of the first crash scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, a total of five people were transported to Lakeside Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A section of State Road 80 was closed until 10:30 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the first crash and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is dealing with the second incident.
 

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BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Dense fog played a role in two crash scenes in western Palm Beach County, in which five people were hurt, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office.

The crashes happened on State Road 80 between Hatton Highway and Sugar House Road just before 8:30 a.m.

In the first incident a vehicle side-swiped two other vehicles and then collided with a train, according to the sheriff’s office.

When rescue crews arrived, one vehicle was still on the tracks and all railway traffic was stopped for safety.

Four vehicles were involved in the second crash which happened about 1,000 yards west of the first crash scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, a total of five people were transported to Lakeside Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A section of State Road 80 was closed until 10:30 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the first crash and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is dealing with the second incident.
 

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BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Dense fog played a role in two crash scenes in western Palm Beach County, in which five people were hurt, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office.

The crashes happened on State Road 80 between Hatton Highway and Sugar House Road just before 8:30 a.m.

In the first incident a vehicle side-swiped two other vehicles and then collided with a train, according to the sheriff’s office.

When rescue crews arrived, one vehicle was still on the tracks and all railway traffic was stopped for safety.

Four vehicles were involved in the second crash which happened about 1,000 yards west of the first crash scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, a total of five people were transported to Lakeside Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A section of State Road 80 was closed until 10:30 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the first crash and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is dealing with the second incident.
 

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BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Dense fog played a role in two crash scenes in western Palm Beach County, in which five people were hurt, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office.

The crashes happened on State Road 80 between Hatton Highway and Sugar House Road just before 8:30 a.m.

In the first incident a vehicle side-swiped two other vehicles and then collided with a train, according to the sheriff’s office.

When rescue crews arrived, one vehicle was still on the tracks and all railway traffic was stopped for safety.

Four vehicles were involved in the second crash which happened about 1,000 yards west of the first crash scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, a total of five people were transported to Lakeside Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A section of State Road 80 was closed until 10:30 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the first crash and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is dealing with the second incident.
 

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BELLE GLADE, FL (WFLX) – One person was hurt after a shooting near a school in Belle Glade.

The shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. Thursday near Crossroads Academy.  The school is located at 225 SW 12th Dr.

No students or school faculty were involved.

Deputies and school police are on the scene.  A spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office said a person inside a passing vehicle fired shots, hitting a victim in the head.  The victim later ended up on school property.

Grades 6-12 go to the school.

No other details were immediately available.

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Driver Dead In Sugar Cane Field Crash

CLEWISTON, FL. — A 51-year old truck driver is dead after a crash in eastern Hendry County early Tuesday morning at 3:20 a.m.

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CLEWISTON, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed at least one person is dead after an accident on Blumberg Rd. at Evercane Rd. (CR-835) in Hendry County.

FHP says a 51-year-old Belle Glades man was driving a truck hauling sugarcane, when he crashed in to a utility pole.

The driver veered off the road in to a ditch. The truck jack-knifed, rolled, and struck a pole.

Hendry County EMS pronounced the driver dead at the scene. They have not released his identity pending notification of the family.

FHP said all lanes are blocked off by emergency vehicles and commuters should plan for delays or take a detour.

WINK News will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

 

Tractor-trailer hauling molasses crashes in Belle Glade, injuring driver

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – A tractor-trailer hauling molasses crashed in a rural area of Palm Beach County on Friday morning, injuring the driver.

At 5:41 a.m., emergency crews responded to the wreck in the 1000 block of County Rd. 827A.

The semi was upside down with the trailer partially in the canal, and the driver still inside the cab.

Firefighters had to cut the driver from the cab and transported him to Delray Medical Center by Trauma Hawk.

Officials said there was a minor fuel leak, but it was contained, and none entered a nearby canal.

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Belle Glade woman killed, Stuart man injured in car crash early Wednesday …

STUART, Fla. – A 19-year-old woman was killed and a 19-year man was seriously injured in an early-morning crash Wednesday in Martin County. 

The wreck happened at the intersection of SE Dixie Highway and Jefferson Street in Martin County just before 1 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Miguel Hernandez of Stuart, Fla., failed to negotiate a curve on Old Dixie Highway in a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.

The vehicle traveled onto the east outside shoulder, struck foliage, and then struck a chain link fence.

The Blazer continued to travel north inside the fenced area where it struck a large sign post with the left front of the vehicle.

The vehicle then overturned coming to final rest on its left side.

Hernandez was taken to Lawnwood Medical Center and his passenger, Norma Angelica Macias of Belle Glade, Fla., died as a result of her injuries.

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