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Three accidents causing heavy delays on Florida’s Turnpike north of …

Three separate accidents near Okeechobee Boulevard on Florida’s Turnpike sent three patients to hospitals and caused heavy traffic delays, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The first accident, which involved two cars, occurred just before 9:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes just north of Okeechobee. One vehicle crashed into the highway divider wall.

A short time later, another accident occurred just south of the location of the first accident. A third accident was reported a few minutes later just north of the first one.

Two patients were transported to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and one to Wellington Regional.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

“There are heavy delays being reported on the turnpike due to these accidents,’’ Fire Rescue said in a statement.

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