Car In Canal Shuts Down U.S. 27

WESTON (CBS4) – A teenager is in critical condition tonight after the car he was in went off a road and into a South Florida canal.

The accident happened around 6:45 pm on U.S 27 near Griffin Road.

It’s not clear what led to the accident.

There were 5 family members in the car when it went into a canal, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

BSO said a man, woman and three people 17 years age and under were in the car. The relationship between the people in the car is not clear.

Investigators say everyone in the car was able to get out except the 17 year old.

“Our BSO divers went in the water and they were able to quickly retrieve this victim, pull him out of the water and initiate aggressive resuscitation measures while on route to the hospital,” said Mike Jachles, Broward Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson.

The teen and the other family members were taken to the Cleveland Clinic in Weston.

The other family members were treated for minor injuries, like cuts and bruises.

Investigators will sort out what caused the accident.

“BSO Traffic Homicide investigators will determine where they’re from, where they were going to and what led to this crash,” Jachles said.

Names of the people in the car have not been released.

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