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Multi-Car Crash Near Fort Lauderdale Bus Stop Sends Several People to Hospital

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A woman who was waiting for a bus had to have both of her legs amputated after a multi-car crash Wednesday morning in Fort Lauderdale.

Police say the crash occurred near the westbound lanes of Broward Boulevard and Northwest 15th Avenue just before 9:30 a.m.

Two vehicles somehow lost control and collided into each other, police said. One of the vehicles then crashed into a bus stop where two women were waiting.

Both the victims suffered from serious injuries at the scene, with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials saying one had to have both her legs amputated below the knee. Two people inside the cars involved were also taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

“Absolutely horrific accident here today," said Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephan Gollan. "Two people sitting on the bus bench and an accident occurs, going into the bus bench. It’s just unimaginable.”

Police said what led up to the crash is still under investigation.

Broward Boulevard was closed between 12th Avenue and 18th Avenue for drivers traveling westbound.

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