Iguana caused crash that sent Florida firefighter, daughter to hospital

Crash caused by Iguana, firefighter and daughter injured

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. — An iguana crossing the road caused a crash Tuesday that left a firefighter and his daughter in critical condition, investigators said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Capt. Jeff Power of the Boynton Beach Fire Department and his daughter were driving along U.S. 1 near Marathon when a car in the southbound lanes stopped because of a crossing iguana, WEAR-TV reported.

Officials said a box truck hit the back of the car then careened into oncoming traffic where it hit a pickup truck head-on, WPEC reported.

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Power and his daughter were taken by medical helicopter to a hospital where they were in critical condition.

“Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as they begin their long and difficult journey towards recovery,” the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue said Wednesday on social media.

On Tuesday afternoon, Captain Jeff Power and his family were involved in a significant MVA in Marathon. Thank you all...

Posted by Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department on Wednesday, July 8, 2020