Crash Requires Windshield Removal To Extract Victim

A rollover crash can be one of the most terrifying accidents to ever experience. Wearing a seatbelt can make a huge difference between a rollover accident resulting in minor injuries or something far more serious.  This appears to be what may have happened in the case of an accident which occurred in Fort Lauderdale on the afternoon of Sunday, October 7th, leaving two people injured.

The NBC affiliate station in Miami released a story reporting the two-vehicle crash. The accident occurred at the intersection of W. Broward Boulevard and 31st Avenue near Fort Lauderdale at approximately 2:00 p.m.

A spokesperson for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said that the wreck involved a silver Toyota Sedan that struck a white Lincoln SUV. The force of the impact caused the SUV to roll over up on to the driver’s side. The driver of the SUV was 70-year-old woman who was trapped inside of her vehicle.

Emergency crews from the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue’s Technical Rescue Team were able to extricate the woman from her vehicle after removing the windshield of the SUV. The elderly woman was taken to Plantation General Hospital via ambulance after having suffered only minor injuries. She is expected to be alright.

A 22-year-old passenger in the Toyota sedan was treated at the scene of the accident with only minor injuries. They were later transferred to Plantation General Hospital for further observation.

The cause of the accident is still currently under investigation by authorities. No charges have been filed at this time.