Child Airlifted To St. Mary’s Medical Center. Six Critical Injuries.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — 10:09 p.m. — A bizarre incident on the Florida Turnpike left several people burned near Boynton Beach Blvd. Sunday night.
BocaNewsNow.com has learned that at least six people were critically burned when the car they were riding in caught on fire while driving northbound on the Turnpike near mile marker 86. It was not clear what led to the car fire. The burns were so serious that Trauma Hawk was required to fly at least one child victim to St. Mary’s Medical Center. Five other victims were also transported to hospitals for trauma care.
There was no accident. It was not immediately clear what type of car caught on fire, or how. It is unknown whether something was happening inside the vehicle that led to the fire, or if the car spontaneously combusted. A Fire Investigator has been called to the scene.
The northbound Turnpike was closed while the Trauma Hawk helicopter landed and then took off. The Turnpike appears to have reopened as of 10:15 p.m. The incident was first called in to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue around 9:20 p.m.
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