Two children, five others injured in early morning I-75 crash in Weston

Seven people, including two children, were injured in an early morning crash on Interstate 75 in Weston on Monday, officials said.

The crash happened shortly after 4 a.m. on the interstate near Glades Parkway, Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane said in a text message. At least one person needed to be extricated.

Florida Highway Patrol told WPLG-Ch. 10 that six people who were traveling south in a Honda and the driver of a dump truck breached the guardrail and crashed into a street light, knocking it over.

Troopers told Ch. 10 that the truck went across the embankment, crossed east State Road 84 and crashed into a concrete utility pole before coming to a stop. WSVN-Ch. 7 reported that FHP said the Honda stopped on an embankment on its side.

Kane said three people were taken to a hospital as a level one trauma alert while three were taken as a level two trauma alert. Two people went into surgery upon their arrival at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

FHP told Ch. 10 two people were in critical condition, while the others were in stable condition.

All southbound and northbound lanes of Glades Parkway remained shut down at State Road 84 about three hours after the crash, city officials said in a tweet shortly after 7 a.m.

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