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56-Year-Old Bruce Jakes Killed In West Palm Beach Crash

Authorities in Palm Beach County say a man died in a car crash involving a police officer.

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According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, Bruce Jakes, 56 of West Palm Beach was driving a 2018 Camry northbound on Military Trail south of Delray Beach Road in the left turn lane.

At the same time, a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse was traveling southbound on Military Trail north of Delray Beach Road in the outside lane.

The Traverse was an unmarked Boca Raton police SUV driven by a 27-year-old police sergeant.

A third vehicle, a 2018 Nissan Maxima, was stopped for a red light at the intersection of Military Trail and Delray Beach Road facing eastbound.

As the Traverse entered the intersection under a green light, Bruce Jakes turned left into the path of police vehicle. This caused a collision between the front of the Traverse and the driver side of the Camry.

After the wreck, the Traverse was redirected in a southwest direction and collided with the Maxima.

Jakes was transported to Delray Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Three of his passengers were also pronounced dead in a hospital.

The police sergeant was transported to Boca Community Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Maxima was uninjured.

Comments:

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. β€œThis is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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