3 Hospitalized After SUV Veers Off Road in Oakland Park

Three people were hospitalized after an SUV veered off a roadway and struck two pedestrians and a utility pole knocking down a powerline in Oakland Park Monday morning.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at 56th Street and North Dixie Highway in front of the Holy Cross HealthPlex, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

Officials said a woman and her 14-year-old son were walking on the sidewalk when they were struck by the SUV. Oakland Park Fire Rescue took the woman to Broward Health North, while the boy was taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Their conditions were unknown.

The driver of the SUV left the scene on foot and was found a short time later. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with minor injuries, officials said.

The crash had a section of Dixie Highway closed in both directions from Cypress Creek Boulevard to Commercial Boulevard.

Authorities said the incident is not being investigated as a hit and run.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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