Port St. Lucie, FL (July 2, 2020) – A traffic accident involving multiple vehicles occurred on a roadway in Port St. Lucie yesterday afternoon that injured two individuals.
The accident occurred at the intersection of South East Port St. Lucie Boulevard, also known as State Highway 716, and Morningside Boulevard when a truck headed west on Port St. Lucie made an improper turn onto Morningside Boulevard. In doing so, the truck driver struck a Mazda traveling on Morningside, injuring both the driver and a female passenger.
Both individuals, who remain unidentified, were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Morningside Boulevard was closed down for several hours following the collision and the vehicles involved in the wreck sustained serious damages.
No further information is available at this time. A police investigation into the accident and its circumstances will continue.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
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