18-Year-Old Charged For Causing Crash That Left Seven Injured
An 18-year-old driver fled from authorities in Boca Raton and seriously injured five people along the way. He now faces an adult felony charge, records show.
The driver of Fort Lauderdale was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on a charge of fleeing and eluding that caused serious injuries. He was released under supervision after posting a $1,000 surety bond.
Authorities say, the 18-year-old was driving a black Acura MDX when it crashed on West Palmetto Park Road east of Interstate 95. Five other teens, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were also in the SUV, police records show. One fractured his skull. Another broke her spine.
Their car crashed into two others and injured two men, including a 48-year-old father of two who was only a few minutes from home.
The high-speed chase followed reports of a home burglary and an armed robbery all within a few-mile area in Boca Raton.
Authorities said, they found fingerprints on a pencil holder in the home. The oldest of the six teenagers, later found in the Acura SUV, did not have permission to be in the house, the home owner told police.
The SUV reportedly fled from an armed robbery in a parking lot on the 900 block of North Federal Highway, south of Glades Road.
An officer quickly spotted the SUV heading west on Yamato Road.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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