Indian River Blvd. reopens after crash that ejected man

VERO BEACH — Indian River Boulevard has reopened after a two-car crash that ejected a man from a vehicle late Monday, fire rescue officials said.

The incident closed northbound Indian River Boulevard from 21st Street to Royal Palm Boulevard for about three hours. All roads reopened by 9 p.m., according to Vero Beach police.

The collision involving an older model red car and a dark-colored Chrysler Sebring happened about 6 p.m. Monday at Indian River Boulevard and Royal Palm Boulevard, said Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Kyle Kofke and Vero Beach police. One of the drivers, a man, was thrown from his vehicle.

The unidentified man was taken by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with traumatic injuries, Kofke said. The driver of the other vehicle, another man, did not have serious injuries.

There were no passengers in either vehicle, Kofke said. Both vehicles had heavy damage; mangled pieces of debris could be seen in the roadway.

A pair of shoes were seen in the street near a puddle of fluid that was leaking from both automobiles. Vero Beach police are investigating the cause of the collision.

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A man was ejected in a two-vehicle crash late Monday at Royal Palm and Indian River Boulevards, .Vero Beach Police Department and Indian River County Fire Rescue crews said. The collision closed Indian River Boulevard from 21st Street to Royal Palm Boulevard in #VeroBeach. The man was taken to a trauma center with serious injuries. Police will notify the public through social media when the roadway reopens. #VeroNews

Posted by Nick Samuel on Monday, January 14, 2019


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