A 26-year-old Lantana woman and her passenger were both seriously injured after the driver blacked out and crashed her Honda Civic into a home off West Ocean Avenue Sunday afternoon, the Palm Beach Post News reports.
Officers responding to the Palm Beach car accident reported that the driver had not taken her anti-seizure medication prior to getting behind the wheel which led to the blackout. An eight-year-old boy playing a video game in the living room of the home was unhurt, although obviously quite startled.
For the family of the eight-year-old boy, repairing broken glass and some smashed concrete and replacing a couple mailboxes and street signs seem grateful tasks. That the child was unhurt despite standing six-feet from where the Civic came to rest after smashing through the living room, a blessing. Neither the driver nor her passenger was so lucky. The driver remains in serious condition and her passenger is critical.
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