Two Hospitalized After Deerfield Beach Crash On NE 3rd Ave And NE 44th St

Two people traveling in a black sedan were hospitalized after their car crashed head-on.  They crashed into a utility van in Deerfield Beach.

The two-vehicle crash happened at the intersection of Northeast Third Avenue and Northeast 44th Street when the utility van ran a traffic light at top speed, said Michael Kane, a battalion chief with Broward Fire Rescue.

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First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the crash happened. Paramedics took the two people from the wrecked car to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach. One patient was in serious condition with multiple injuries, Kane said. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

The neighborhood is north of Sample Road and the hospital, between Interstate 95 and West Dixie Highway. The crash shut down Northeast Third Avenue and Northeast 44th Street, causing traffic delays. Vehicles are seen pulling into nearby into side streets to allow officers and the emergency crew work. It is best to completely avoid this route and make use of alternative routes.

It is best to use US One to travel north and south.  You could also take Interstate 95 or North Dixie Highway.  If you are heading east and west you could either use NE 48th Street or Sample Road.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this crash in Pompano Beach east of Interstate 95.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured in accidents.  Although we don’t know what happened at this time in this crash, it is possible that one reason is because the person behind the wheel wasn’t concentrating on driving.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they were weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Septuagenarian Dies In Cooper City Accident On S. Flamingo Road

The driver of a gold-colored sedan died in a two-vehicle crash at South Flamingo Road and Griffin Road in Cooper City, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said.

A man believed to be in his 70s died after a truck-trailer crashed into his sedan in Cooper City, a Broward County official said.  The impact of the crash caused the gold-colored sedan car to crash into a nearby palm tree near the intersection of South Flamingo Road and Griffin Road, said Michael Kane, battalion chief of Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue. The man’s name was not released.

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First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the crash happened. The senior citizen was transported to a nearby regional hospital.  At the hospital he was confirmed dead on arrival, according to the crash report.  The driver of the truck was not injured.

The cause of the crash will be investigated by Broward Sheriff’s deputies, Kane said.  The crash shut down South Flamingo Road and Griffin Road in Cooper city, causing traffic delays. Vehicles are seen pulling into nearby Walmart Supercenter’s and Sunoco Gas Station’s parking lots. Others are pulling into side streets. It is best to completely avoid this route and make use of alternative routes.

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate with one death:   “This is serious accident with injuries in Cooper City.  We hope for everyone’s sake that it can be quickly discovered what the cause was.  It has been indicated that the driver lost control of the car.  Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. This is especially true when there are children in the area.  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 to find out what are your rights”.

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Pregnant Woman Injured in I-95 Accident Near Hypoluxo Road In Lantana

A woman was struck by a car as she stood outside her vehicle on Interstate 95 near Hypoluxo Road in Lantana, the FHP said.

The woman from Palm Springs was said to be 28 weeks pregnant.  She was transported to Delray Medical Center in serious condition, said Sgt. Mark Wysocky, FHP spokesman.

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The woman whose car suddenly became disabled had been standing on a shoulder of the highway. She was near the rear of her car, making a phone call, when the driver of a Honda Accord northbound changed lanes and hit a Sedan, Wysocky said. The driver of the Sedan “lost control” and crashed into the rear end of the woman’s car with the woman sandwiched in-between both cars. The Sedan driver hurriedly reversed in confusion, causing the woman to fall to the ground, he added.

The driver of the Honda and the driver of the Sedan were transported to JFK Medical Center.   It was reported that she had minor injuries. No charges have been filed, he said. “Everything is still under investigation at this point,” he said.

The crash shut down all northbound lanes near Exit 60 at Hypoluxo.  This is causing traffic to back up for close to five miles. For hours, the highway patrol asked motorists to seek an alternate route. The crash was finally finally cleared.  All lanes will be open in a couple of hours.  This is according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck comments on this accident in Lantana:  “This accident again illustrates why drivers have to be so conscientious other cars on the side road. It appears at this time that the pregnant lady was not at fault.  We will have to wait for the final report.  Either way it is very sad when something like this happens on our streets.  If you have been involved in an accident and want to know what your legal rights are, please contact my office for a free consultation”.

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One Injured In North Congress Avenue Crash In West Palm Beach

One person was injured in a crash on North Congress Avenue just north of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, the West Palm Beach Police Department said.

A Toyota Corolla was driving southbound at full speed in a northbound lane when it side swept one vehicle and ultimately hit a Toyota Prius head-on, police said. An occupant in the Toyota Prius suffered a major injury as a result of the crash. He was transported to a regional medical facility.

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Emergency crews arrived at the scene shortly after the crash happened. Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the Toyota Corolla was driving under the influence of alcohol, putting other road users at risk, the West Palm Beach Police Department said.

The road is being closed in both directions as investigators investigate the crash. Motorists are asked to avoid the area due to traffic delays and seek alternate routes.  Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the police.

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash:   “This is a tragic accident here in West Palm Beach.  It is especially unsettling to see a crash that appears to have happened because of a driver being impaired.  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”.

Drunk Driving Penalties in Florida

If you drink alcohol and drive you dramatically increase your chance of being in a crash. In addition, if you are pulled over and the officer asks you to take a blood, urine or breath test you are required to comply. Florida has the “Implied Consent Law”. When you sign your drivers license you have agreed to take these tests upon request. Refusal to take any of the tests will result in an immediate suspension for one year. A second refusal will result in an 18 month suspension.

DUI Statistics

According to Florida DMV records there were 33,625 DUI convictions in Florida in 2011. Of the 55,722 DUI tickets issued in Florida in 2011 – 9,328 were issued by the FHP.   23,649 were issued by police departments in Florida, and 21,868 were issued by Florida Sheriffs departments.

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Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Aviation Blvd In Vero Beach

Authorities say a 47-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car in Indian River County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in an incident report that the victim was riding his motorcycle westbound on Aviation Boulevard. A car driven by a 28-year-old woman was going in the eastbound direction.

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FHP says she made a left turn in front of the victim’s motorcycle.  This caused the right front of her car to hit the left front of his motorcycle.

Authorities say the man was ejected from his motorcycle upon impact. He was taken to Lawnwood Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The woman had three children in her car. None of the occupants were injured. The FHP is investigating the cause of the crash.

All lanes are closed on the interstate, with the motorcycle on the west shoulder of the northbound lanes.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident:   “This is a tragic accident that resulted in a death of one man.  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”.

Motorcycle Accident And Death Information

In 2015, 4,976 motorcycle riders and passengers died in crashes, and nonfatal injuries that year totaled 88,000, according to Injury Facts® 2017, the statistical compendium on unintentional deaths and injuries published by NSC. Fatalities among motorcycle riders and passengers have increased nearly 3% from 2006 to 2015.  This has been driven largely by an 8% increase in 2015.

“Although motorcycles make up 3% of all registered vehicles and only .7% of all vehicle miles traveled in the U.S., motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 17% of all occupant fatalities and 4% of all occupant injuries in 2014,” according to Injury Facts® 2017.

Nearly one-third of riders who died in a motorcycle crash in 2014 were alcohol-impaired, and in 2015, speeding was a factor in more than 30% of motorcycle crashes.

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Accident Injures 4 At Okeechobee Blvd & Military Trail In West Palm Beach

All eastbound lanes on Okeechobee Blvd. and northbound lanes of Military Trail are blocked following a crash that injured four people in West Palm Beach.

The collision happened at the intersection of Okeechobee Blvd. and Military Trail in West Palm Beach due to disabled traffic lights, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

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A 57-year-old man and three others suffered injuries in the crash. A Chevrolet Malibu crashed into a Nissan Maxima at the dangerous intersection, according to an official traffic crash report. The man was eastbound on Okeechobee Boulevard when he attempted to turn left to go northbound on Military. As he turned left, authorities said he hit the front of the Nissan that was headed west on Okeechobee. His car hit a utility pole on the northwest corner of the intersection.  He then came to rest in southbound lanes of traffic, according to the report.

Authorities confirmed there was a weather-related power outage in the area.  But it was noted that both the man and the 17-year-old driver of the Maxima should have stopped.  He should waited at the intersection before proceeding. According to Florida law, drivers of vehicles approaching an intersection where traffic lights are inoperative must stop as if the intersection were a four-way stop.

The injured driver, his 15-year-old passenger and the two teens in the Nissan were all taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, PBSO officials said. The driver of the Nissan and a passenger were in serious condition, according to investigators.

Neither alcohol nor drugs seem to be a factor in the crash, according to the report.  Palm Beach County’s traffic operations division does not have further information about the crash at this time, staff said.

Comments:

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident in West Palm Beach:   “This is a tragic accident here in Palm Beach County.  We hope that the investigation is completed in a swift manner.  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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Brightline Train Hits Car In Boca Raton at Camino Real

A man has been hospitalized after a Brightline train hit his vehicle when it stopped on the tracks, according to Boca Raton police. The crash happened at the intersection of Camino Real and South Dixie Highway.

According to eye witnesses, the car was stopped on the tracks at a red light when the gates came down. Witnesses told police that the unidentified elderly driver could not make it out of the Mercedes early and was hit.

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First emergency responders arrived the scene shortly after the crash happened. Jessica Desir, the public information officer for city police, said officers were called to the intersection of Camino Real and South Dixie Highway where a train hit a vehicle, leaving the occupant of the vehicle injured.

The injured elderly man was taken to Delray Beach Medical Center as a trauma alert, according to Desir. The intersection will remain closed as police investigate the scene.

In such a short amount of time, under 2 months, this is the seventh Brightline crash that has been reported.   Many communities that this train goes through want something done to correct this problem now.  Many are calling for the train to slow down as it passes through their communities.  They are even doing what they can to pass laws.  If they are successful it may be a factor in the success of this new train service.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this accident:   “It is a unfortunate that there have been so many accidents with Brightline trains.  The trend is continuing with this latest accident.   Please always observe all posted signs whether you are driving a car, riding a bike or walking.  If you were injured in an accident and want to discuss your rights, please contact my office for a free consolation”.

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Two-Car Crash in I-95 Near Fort Lauderdale Leaves One Dead, 4 Others Injured

A teenager died and four others were injured when the car in which he was traveling in crashed into another car with four occupants on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale, police said.

The car was traveling north on I-95 when the teenage driver somehow lost control.  Then it crashed into another car on the exit ramp to State Road 84.

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Emergency crews arrived at the scene shortly after the crash happened. Preliminary investigations revealed that the engine was separated from the other car and part of the vehicle fell onto I-95 below. The second driver and his three passengers suffered grave injuries and are in critical conditions. The four victims in the car were taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

“I don’t know too many details other than the fact that I saw two cars crash which led to one car flipping over a couple of times, off the on-ramp of Marina Mile,” a road user who witnessed the accident said.

The 18-year-old man who was driving the first car was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the car was reported to be stolen out of Palm Beach Gardens.  The father of the teen who died in the crash said he was a senior.  His high school ist Fort Lauderdale High School and had aspirations of going to college.

“My son was a good kid, full of joy, loved to have fun, played sports early on. He currently wasn’t playing right now.  He was just getting through the school year,” his father said.  Investigators reported that speed was a factor in the crash. Further investigations are ongoing.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident with a death:   “This is a tragic accident here in Broward County.  We feel for the family in this time of such a loss.  It would be best for all parties if the investigation is completed in a swift manner.   We also hope that the injuries to the others involved aren’t serious and they recover quickly.  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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Three Injured After Car Crashes Into Truck On I-95 By Griffin Road

One man and two women were injured after their car went under a truck near the Griffin Road exit ramp of I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A young man from Hialeah who was driving a Nissan Altima was exiting I-95 via the Griffin Road exit ramp when a truck pulled out in front of him, troopers said.

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He could not stop and the car went under the truck, troopers said. They were trapped in the car as a result of the structural damage to the car. First emergency responders arrived soon after the crash happened and all the victims were extricated with tools and transported to the hospital. The driver was found unconscious by first emergency responders following an extensive head injury sustained as a result of the crash and he was flown to the hospital with a helicopter.

The two young women who were passengers in the Nissan Altima were seriously injured as well, according to troopers. They were transported to the hospital with an ambulance.

The truck was disabled but the driver of the truck was not hurt. The crash is under investigation. A number of emergency crews are on scene and are conducting traffic control as the route remains blocked. The FHP spokesman added that the road will reopen in the next few hours after the truck is towed and debris cleared.  The victims’ names are yet to be released and further information is not available at this time.

Comments:

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash:   “This is serious accident with injuries in Ft. Lauderdale.   We hope for everyone’s sake that it can be quickly discovered what the cause was.  It has been indicated that the driver lost control of the car.  Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. This is especially true when there are children in the area.  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 to find out what are your rights”.

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Accident With Fire Leaves Two In Critical Conditions In Vero Beach

A Stuart man is in critical condition at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach after the semi-truck he was driving struck a concrete barrier, overturned and became engulfed in flames in Indian River County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The accident occurred on the Interstate 95 entrance ramp, spokesman Lt. Alvaro A. Feola said. The 29-year-old driver who was traveling north on Interstate 95 was reported to have been traveling at 100mph when he lost control of his vehicle, Feola said.

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He escaped with burn injuries as fire overtook his truck, Feola said. Debris from the crash struck a passing SUV, which sustained structural damage, according to the report. The SUV driver suffered major injuries, Feola said.

First emergency responders arrived soon after the crash happened and both victims were transported to Indian River Medical Center. Both victims suffered 3rd degree burns and were said to have lost extensive body tissue and fluid. Both are in critical conditions in the ICU.

Reacting to the crash, the FHP spokesman said the fiery crash was as a result of traveling at high speed. He appealed to drivers to obey traffic laws; speed limits and to be mindful of other road users.  The crash remains under investigation and we will update this story when when more information is available.

South Florida attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate car accident:   “This is a major accident that has serious injuries. At this time the injuries were very serious.  We always hate to hear about anyone that was involved in a fiery class.  We hope for  everyone involved that the injuries recover quickly.  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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