Motorcycle and Car Crash Leads To Trauma Hawk Quickly Flying Injured To Local Hospital

A man riding motorcycle was airlifted to the hospital after crash just east of Greenacres in West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash and was in charge of directing traffic and clearing the scene.

Palm Beach Fire Rescue handled administered medical help for the accident which occured at the intersection of Summit Pines Boulevard and Haverhill Road, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard.   This is where the motorcycle and a vehicle crashed. At this time we do not know the reason for the crash but the story will be updated with more information when it’s available.

The motorcyclist was flown by a trauma helicopter to a local hospital for treatment. Although we don’t know the condition of the motorcyclist, we do know that he has major injuries.

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Authorities did not say if anyone else was injured in the crash.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident in West Palm Beach:   “It is especially troublesome and sad when a person on a motorcycle is injured in an accident.  We hope that the driver isn’t too seriously injured and he has a speedy recovery”.

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Man On Bicycle Struck By Car In Miami Beach. Driver Is Suspected Of Driving While Impaired.

In Miami Beach today there was an accident with injuries involving a male driver that was arrested for driving impaired.

According to Miami Beach Police, the crash occurred along Dade Boulevard between Alton Road and Bay Road. Police transported the cyclist to Jackson Memorial Hospital with injuries.

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Police also stated that the driver of the car failed a field sobriety test.  He was immediately handcuffed and brought into police custody.  Miami Beach Police is currently conducting a complete investigation into how the actual accident occurred.

“Miami Beach Accident investigators are on scene, not only investigating the crash, but this is also a DUI investigation,” said Miami Beach Officer Ernesto Rodriguez.

As of this time, four hours after the accident, the police still have the Alton Road and Dade Boulevard intersection closed while they are conducting their investigation.  This is a busy intersection of Miami Beach close to the Publix Super Market and the Chase Bank.  It is also where Alton Road crosses over the Collins Canal and where Dade Blvd turns into Venetian Way that heads over to Miami.

It is recommended that motorists avoid the area.  The best alternate routes are to take North Michigan Avenue and turn left onto Dade Blvd.   Or if possible take Meridan Avenue and cross over Dade Blvd to make sure you are getting around the scene of the accident.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident in Miami Beach:   “It is especially troublesome and sad when a person on a bicycle is struck by a driver of a car that is suspected of driving impaired.  We hope that the cyclist doesn’t have extensive or permanent injuries and he has a speedy recovery.  We also hope that if the driver, if found to be impaired, is prosecuted to the full extend of the law and that the cyclist is also compensated”.

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Tractor-Trailer And Car Accident On U.S. 27 Shuts Down Road As Trauma Hawk Rushes Injured To Hospital

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said northbound U.S. 27 is shut down Friday morning south of South Bay because of a crash involving a semi and car.

There were many first responders from both the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on the scene to help the injured.

First responders were able to remove one person from a car that was pinned underneath the semi. The victim was later flown by Trauma Hawk to an area hospital.

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At this time it is unclear what caused this major accident involving these 2 vehicles.

U.S. 27 is currently shut down and authorities have not yet given an estimated time of when the road will reopen.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident in western Palm Beach County:   “It is unclear what has caused this very serious accident with injuries today.  We hope it wasn’t from distracted driving.  If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation to find out what are your rights”.

 

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Move Over For Emergency Workers On The Side Of The Road To Avoid Causing An Accident

After there is a CRASH and the vehicles are on the side of the road, move over from the lane closest to the wrecked cars.

Florida law requires you to Move Over a lane — when you can safely do so — for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles and tow trucks or wreckers.  This means that if you see one of these vehicles ahead of you either in the left or right lane or shoulder, move over.

  • If you can’t move over — or when on a two-lane road — slow to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit.
  • Slow down to 5 mph when the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less.
  • Nearly 13 percent of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty are killed in vehicle-related incidents.
  • More tow operators are killed than any other responder.
  • Traffic incidents are the number one cause of death of EMS/EMT responders.
  • Traffic incidents are the leading cause of death for police officers.
  • You can get a ticket if you do not Slow Down and Move Over.

When you fail to Move Over, you put yourself and others at risk; you could crash into a vehicle or worker.

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Violating the Move Over law will result in a fine, fees, and points on your driving record.  For more information, see section 316.126, Florida Statutes.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck wants to you to be aware of and to keep our first responders to the scene safe.  “If you see an accident up ahead on the road, as soon is its safe, move over to the lanes away from the accident.  One way you can do your part to keep our roads and highways safe is to by following Move Over Laws.  So when it is safe, move over.”

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Two Car Accident At The Corner Of NW 107th Street And NW 25th Avenue In Miami Causing Traffic Delays

A major accident involving 2 cars at a busy intersection in front of the Shell gas station on NW 107th Street has traffic stopped in both directions.

Miami-Dade Police have just reported this crash with injuries just east of the Florida Turnpike.  The exact location of the accident is at the corner of NW 107th Street and NW 25th Avenue.  This is a very busy intersection with a traffic light.  At this time we don’t know what caused the wreck but emergency first responders are on the scene.

This is a very busy intersection with vehicles pulling out of the shopping centers for the Bank of America Bank and BB & T Bank parking lots.

If you are traveling east on NW 25th Street it is best to take NW112th street south until you reach NW 12th Street then turn left (east) and head towards Miami.  If you are traveling south on NW 107th Street your best alternate route is to go east and then take NW97th Ave to get around the accident.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident in Miami:   “Many accidents on our city streets are caused by distracted driving.  Whenever you are passing through a busy intersection please make sure that your smart phone, or others in your vehicle are not distracting you from safely traveling to your final destination.  If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation to find out what are your rights”.

 

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Motorcycle Crash On Interstate 75 Shuts Down One Lane And Brings Traffic To A Stand Still

A motorcycle accident on I-75 is causing major slow downs in western Broward County.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident on the northbound lanes of I-75, north of the Florida Turnpike.

Authorities shut down all lanes of I-75 while paramedics airlifted the adult victim to an area hospital and the scene was cleared.

Officials have not specified whether or not other vehicles were involved in the motorcycle accident. At this time reports are that the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of crash.

As now just the right lane of the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 is closed but traffic is still backed up for over 4 miles.

Traffic Center News will update this report as new information is available.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident on the Florida Turnpike:   “This is a tragic accident that resulted in a death to the man driving the motorcycle without a helmet.  Please be careful whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck.  If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation to find out what are your rights”.

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Kyle Williams of Jensen Beach, Age 27, Has Died Because Of A Motorcycle Crash In Stuart

A 27-year-old man died early Wednesday after a motorcycle crash north of the old Roosevelt Bridge, according to a statement from the  Stuart Police Department.

The bridge tender called police at 2:01 a.m. to report a crash happened just north of the bridge, police Sgt. Brian Bossio said.

Sadly, when the police arrived at the scene they saw that Kyle Williams, who lived in  Jensen Beach and was the driver of the motorcycle was dead.

“It appears that speed was a factor,” police Sergeant Bossio commented.

Sergeant Bossio said Williams had been traveling north on a Kawasaki motorcycle before he left the road and crashed.

The Stuart police had to shut down the road in both directions while the accident was being investigated and the scene was being cleared.  At this time it is unknown what actually caused the crash.  The public is urged to contact the Stuart Police Department if you saw the motorcycle crash or if you have any information about the accident.

This was the second motorcycle crash that resulted in a death today in South Florida.  The other one happened in Boca Raton.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident on the Florida Turnpike:   “This is a tragic accident that resulted in a death to the man driving the motorcycle.  Please be careful whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck.  If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation to find out what are your rights”.

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Connecting The Sawgrass Expressway With I-95 And The Florida Turnpike

Transportation officials want to increase capacity along the route and make it easier for drivers to move between three of the county’s busiest thoroughfares, according to a press release.

An 18-point plan was presented last December. It included the widening of Southwest 10th Street and the digging of an expressway “trench” down the middle to bypass the traffic signals and lessen the congestion on the surface roads that will run on both sides of the trench.

Officials estimated it would take at least 8 years and cost about $500 million to build, and they didn’t know how they were going to pay for it.

Wednesday evening transportation officials will discuss the project development and environment study, which will address existing problems and proposed improvements for the stretch.

It will also evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts of the project, according to a press release. The meeting will include an open house with maps, drawings and information for the public. That will be followed by a formal presentation from project representatives.

Deerfield Beach residents and commuters have been debating this connection for decades.

A connection was part of the original plans when the Sawgrass Expressway opened in 1986. Several communities supported the link but some residents of Deerfield Beach resisted because it would slice through one of the city’s biggest residential developments, Century Village, as well as several business areas.

As the population grew, efforts were renewed in 1993 and 2008 to connect the highways and allow nonstop traffic flow without disrupting local traffic.

Re-posted from a story in the Sun-Sentinel:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-reg-sw10-street-link-meeting-20171115-story.html

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to the change in our interchange system:  “This construction will be a great addition to our road system in South Florida in the Deerfield area.  It appears that it will make our roads safer and cut down on some of the traffic slow downs in the area”.

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Motorcycle Driver, Hunter White Age 22, Dies In Crash With Pick-up In Boca Raton

He was only 22-years-old and lived in Boynton Beach.  He was described by his family as a “daredevil”.  Tragicly he died when his motorcycle collided with a truck.

Hunter White loved heights (“the higher the better”), his five cats, his two siblings, exploring the outdoors and riding his motorcycle, his family said in his obituary.

“He never had a car,” his father, Robert Gerweck, said in an interview with The Post on Tuesday. “I think it was the freedom of no restrictions.”

White was riding his 2000 Suzuki coming home from his job as a server at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, when the bike collided with a Chevy pickup on West Palmetto Park Road just east of Interstate 95.

White was rushed to Delray Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The driver of the pickup, identified as Marcus Tauber, 20, of Boca Raton, was not injured.

The crash had West Palmetto Park Road closed down for over 3 hours while the accident was investigated and the scene cleared.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident on the Florida Turnpike:   “This is a tragic accident that resulted in a death to the man driving the motorcycle apparently at a high rate of speed.  Please be careful whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck.  If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation to find out what are your rights”.

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents occur for a variety of reasons一sometimes at the fault of the pedestrian, sometimes at the fault of the driver, and sometimes both一but are almost always preventable had the responsible party followed roadway regulations. Pedestrian accidents routinely result in serious injury for victims, such as broken bones, head trauma, and even paralysis and death in severe cases. A few of the most common reasons pedestrian accidents occur include:

  • Right and left turns: drivers turning left or right often forget to check for pedestrians before they proceed. Drivers often think because they have a green light they have the right of way to turn, but pedestrians may have the signal to walk at the same time.
  • Jaywalking: Jaywalking occurs when pedestrians illegally cross a street where there is not a marked crosswalk, which is a danger to themselves and drivers on roadways. Drivers do not expect to have pedestrians cross in the middle of the road, and in certain cases cannot stop in time to prevent an accident.
  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving is a major contributor to vehicular accidents of all kinds, and this trend is no different for pedestrian accidents. Drivers who are on their phones, eating or drinking, changing their music, or toggling with their navigation system are at a much higher risk of hitting a pedestrian.

Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A. are dedicated to fighting for victims of pedestrian accidents and ensuring they receive the full compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, there may be help for you. For more information or to have any questions answered, please contact any of our qualified West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at (561) 689-8180 today.

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