OKEECHOBEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A nasty looking wreck could have been so much worse in southern Florida.
Authorities say a group of Boy Scouts and a tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury in a fiery crash along Florida’s Turnpike.
A Florida Highway Patrol report says seven Boy Scouts and four adults were returning from a camping trip Saturday when their vehicle collided with the tractor-trailer carrying produce near Okeechobee.
The Boy Scout group and the truck driver managed to get out before the tractor-trailer burst into flames.
Authorities say one child and one adult suffered slight injuries. Both were treated and released from a local hospital. The Turnpike’s southbound lanes were closed for hours.
The FHP report released Sunday says the tractor-trailer struck the Boy Scout vehicle from behind.
The Boy Scouts of America released a statement thanking first responders and expressing relief no one was seriously injured.
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