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Crash on drawbridge leaves car teetering on edge; three injured

A three-vehicle crash on the Seventh Avenue drawbridge in Sailboat Bend Friday afternoon left a car teetering on the edge of the bridge.

Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue worked to balance the car and keep it from falling into the water, while also treating three people for injuries, said Fire-Rescue spokesman Matt Little. The cars were removed and the bridge reopened.

The crash happened at about 4:30 p.m.

One man was taken to Broward General Medical Center with serious injuries. Two other people were taken to the same hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

Authorities have closed the pedestrian walkway on the bridge as a precaution because the crash damaged part of the bridge's railing.

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