Family About to Take a Cruise Hit by Truck

By ,   March 28, 2017 ,   Accidents

Authorities in South Florida said a pickup truck ran over a family of 6 tourists as they were walking back to the hotel after dinner.

Sun Sentinel reports that a woman's leg was severed. A 10-year-old boy suffered serious leg injuries in the Sunday night crash.

Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles told reporters the family was in Florida to go on a cruise leaving Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) on Monday. Their identities weren't released Sunday night.

Jachles says the family members were walking on a wide stretch of grass when the truck hit them. The truck then struck a fence and a light pole. Investigators are looking at alcohol and speed as possible factors in the crash.

Three victims and the 57-year-old driver were taken to hospitals.