At 3:25 am station 1, station 6, FTO1 and DC1 responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of 25th St / Virginia Ave. Three patients total- one DOA and two trauma patients transported by ground to a local trauma facility. When crews arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed with occupants trapped. FPPD is investigating. At this time 25th Street is shut down at this intersection.
Update 8:00 am: one patient was out of the vehicle prior to First Responders arriving due to the quick actions of two bystanders that pulled him from the wreckage.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — One person is dead and two others are in the hospital following a crash in Fort Pierce.
The crash happened just after 3 a.m. Sunday at 25th Street and Virginia Avenue.
Fort Pierce Police tell CBS12 the driver of a rental car lost control of the car. The car slammed into a tree and power pole and burst into flames, according to police spokesman Edward Cunningham.
Joseph and his friend John heard the crash from their apartment. They looked outside and saw flames.
"Just the thought that were people inside made me want to run over there," said Joseph. "We started running forward until we saw the flames and we saw the guy hanging from the back of the car and grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him out. Then we heard another scream and John tried (sp) reaching into the car to undo the seat belt but couldn't get to it," he said.
Joseph said he and his friend moved across the street once fire crews arrived. St. Lucie County Fire crews found two people trapped in the car, according to a spokesperson.
One person died at the scene. The two others went to the hospital with traumatic injuries, according to St. Lucie County Fire District.
The victims have not been identified.
Statistics show that most of the drunk-fueled crashes and deaths/injuries are caused during the a.m. hours, just like here. We would not be surprised if these people or at least the driver were drunk and speeding.