BY KARINA BLODNIEKS
At 6:35 P.M. on Stirling Road, an unnamed driver crashed into a tree, flipping the car over into the Cooper City High School football stadium fence.
An airlift later came to transport the victim to Broward General Hospital, according to witnesses. There was one occupant in the car and there are no fatalities.
“A tree was split in half, the fence was obliterated, he was upside-down in his vehicle, and his neck was all the way back,” Witness and CCHS Band Parent Brian Hack said.
The police are as of yet unable to release any verified information, but sources on the scene believe the driver was speeding. An unnamed tow truck operator stated that by the look of the crash and its damage, he had to have been going over the speed limit.
The CCHS Sound of Pride were practicing when the crash happened, making many students and parents first-hand witnesses of the incident.
“We got to the scene before any of the fire rescue arrived,” Hack said. “We saw the car flipped over [and] saw the trace all the way from the senior parking lot entrance all the way to right behind the football scoreboard.”
The color guard in particular was on the baseball field when the crash occurred.
“At first we heard a siren but we figured it was just passing by,” Color Guard Member Justine Russo said. “But when we got onto the field we saw a line of police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks parked along the fence … A few seconds later a Sheriff’s helicopter came and landed on the football field.”
Police cars still lined the area well past 9:00 P.M., closing off the west-facing side of Sterling Road in front of CCHS.
More information on the details of the crash are forthcoming, as police gather a press release.