Two Separate Car Crashes In Palm Beach County Leaves Several Injured

Four people were struck by vehicles in two separate crashes, Florida Highway Patrol said.

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A 49-year-old delivery man was biking on 88th Street and Palm Beach Gardens when he swerved in front of a box truck to avoid a parked car but ended up being hit by the truck, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The biker was pronounced dead, and the 30-year-old box truck driver stayed on scene, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials.

After a while, a 61-year-old man, a 55-year-old woman and another 13-year old boy were struck by a car that had jumped the curb on West 96th Street near Wellington Avenue.

One of the legs of the 55-year-old was severed during the accident and the other may need to be amputated, cops said. The man suffered a leg injury, while the 13-year-old was still unconscious, FHP said

They were all taken to a hospital in Palm Beach County and are expected to survive, cops said.

Police did not immediately know what must have truly lead to the car crash.

The driver remained on scene, and the crash still under investigation.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This 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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Three Severely Hurt After Teen Triggered A Three-Vehicle Crash In Indian River County

A teen driver speeding on an Indian River County highway was severely injured when he sparked a horrific three-car crash, Florida Highway Patrol said.

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An 18-year-old teen was behind the wheel of his 2002 Honda Accord west on the Indian River County Expressway between Eastbound and the Indian River County Parkway when he came upon stopped traffic and suddenly slammed into a tractor trailer, Florida Highway Patrol said.

The 18-year-old teen then lost control of his car spinning into a guard rail before bouncing off and striking a white Toyota RAV4, according to FHP.

The teen, from Port Salerno, was rushed to a hospital in the Indian River County and his 17-year-old male passenger was rushed to Delray Medical Center in a critical condition, Florida Highway Patrol said.

The 66-year-old man driving the tractor-trailer and the 29-year-old man at the wheel of the Toyota were also severely injured and remained on scene.

It was not clear whether the 18-year old teen was intoxicated at the time of the accident, Florida Highway Patrol said.

Anyone with additional information relating to the crash is asked to contact the FHP.

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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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Five Critical After School Bus Collided With A Lexus In Martin County

Five people, three of them small children, were rushed to the hospital in Martin County after a Lexus collided with a school bus, causing the bus to flip on top of another car in Martin County, officials and witnesses said.

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The bus was heading down Sewall’s Point Avenue near Hemlock Street in Palm City when the black Lexus blew a stop sign and hit it, a witness said. The bus ended up landing on top of an empty black Honda.

“It stood on two wheels then flipped,” said a 45-year-old man who works at the nearby Auto Sales and Repair shop. The 45-year-old worker and his 42-year-old co-worker helped to rescue the three traumatized kids inside the bus.

“Two of the kids were crying,” the worker said. “I was banging on the door so they can open it but they were too scared. I flipped the handle, jumped in and took them out through the roof.”

The three children escaped unscathed, but were taken to Delray Medical Center for observation, cops said. The bus driver and assistant were transported to the same hospital for minor neck and back injuries.

The driver of the Lexus remained on scene. Witnesses said, she didn’t have a license and her son was in the back seat.

She had not been arrested yet, cops said.

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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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Driver Dies After Hitting A Woman And Two Children Before Crashing Into A Home In Indian River County

A speeding BMW barreled through a metal fence and struck a home in Indian River County, killing the driver and hitting a woman and two children nearby, Florida Highway Patrol Officials said.

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The driver was zooming around Florida Ridge when he struck several vehicles and then the house at 784 S. Florida Ridge, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The vehicle struck a woman and two young children on the street before hitting the side of the house, a police source said.

“The woman was unable to grab the children and pull them out of harm’s way,” the source said, pointing out that more people would have been walking by if it hadn’t been so early.

A 52-year-old man who lives in the neighborhood, said he tried to help the driver but he had already died.

The woman and the two children are listed in critical condition in Delray Medical Center.

“I heard a car racing down the street and then smashing into other cars,” he said. “It crashed through the front gate. I ran up to the car to help the driver, but he was dead.”

The name of the driver who was in his 40’s, wasn’t immediately released.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This 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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Two Killed In Deadly Car Crash By An Alleged Drunk Driver

A St. Lucie County couple was killed when an allegedly drunk driver slammed into their truck, police said.

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A 77-year-old man and his 72-year-old wife died when their Chevy pickup was crashed into by an Audi A4 as they were attempting to make a left turn onto River Park near Fort Pierce.

The Audi, driven by a 33-year-old man, was traveling south on River Park when it hit the truck, causing it to overturn, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Witnesses told police authorities that the couple had a green light as they rounded the corner, while the driver of the Audi ran a red light.

There are witness accounts that the Audi driver was traveling at a high rate of speed, FHP reported.

The couple was taken to a hospital in St. Lucie County where they were both pronounced dead.

They were actually coming from one of their daughter’s houses where they had dinner with their daughter and grandchildren, a witness said.

The Audi driver was taken to Delray Medical Center where he underwent surgery and remains in serious condition. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, but hasn’t been arraigned yet, police said.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in two fatalities. 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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12 Injured After SUV Collided With A Bus In Indian River County

An out-of-control cab driver rear-ended a city bus, jumped the curb and collided with pedestrians injuring a dozen people, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

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The 58-year-old driver was on 125th Street near South Beach in Indian River County when he rammed his 2007 black Cadillac Escalade into a bus that was leaving a bus stop, according to the police and Florida Highway Patrol officials.

The impact sent the SUV over the curb, where it struck a 53-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man on the sidewalk, Florida Highway Patrol said.

A 48-year-old woman who was riding in the back seat of the SUV sustained minor injuries, police said.

The driver and the male pedestrian were taken to Delray Medical Center with minor injuries.

The female pedestrian and two bus passengers were taken to another hospital in the Indian River County, also with minor injuries.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the crash.

A FHP spokeswoman said, a total of 12 people were hurt in the accident.

Among the 12 were two police officers on the scene one refused medical attention and the other went to a hospital in the Indian River County with minor injuries, according to the spokeswoman. Police could not confirm the injuries.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the crash.

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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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6-Month Old Killed By SUV In Martin County

A young Martin County mom pushing her 6-month old boy along a windswept sidewalk stopped the stroller to adjust its cover and at that moment a SUV driver backed out of a parking lot and fatally hit the child, Florida Highway Patrol officials and witnesses said.

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The horrific accident happened as a little girl and her mom were headed along Port Salerno.

The driver was identified as a 34-year-old man who had been collecting scrap metal outside an apartment building.

A worker at a nearby gas station said, he saw the SUV was pulling back fast and that the lady was pushing the stroller when the SUV hit the baby. He kept going back. He didn’t see.

The baby was under the SUV.  The baby was on the ground and he pushed the van back one more time, a Florida Highway Patrol official said.

After the driver realized what happened, he stopped and ran out to help. The baby was rushed to a hospital in Martin County where he was pronounced dead.

 

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St. Lucie County DOT Worker Dies After Being Hit By A Car

A St. Lucie County Department of Transportation electrician was killed when a driver hit him while he was working on a bridge in St. Lucie County, according to police and witnesses.

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The 57-year-old man was exiting a vehicle parked off to the side of the road in St. Lucie County when the driver lost control of his car and slammed into him, DOT officials said. The man was pronounced dead at Delray Medical Center, police said.

“This is such a sudden and horrible tragedy,” an FHP officer said at an unrelated press conference on the Upper West Side of St. Lucie County.

The victim was a hard-working man who had been with the DOT for a long time, according to an FHP officer.

The Department Of Transportation said, it was very shocked and saddened by the death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s wife, their children, and his entire family.

Just before the crash, the driver had sped across two lanes of traffic, moving from the left-most lane to the right lane, according to a witness.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This 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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Car Crash Killed Three And Left Six Critical In St. Lucie County

A chain-reaction pileup on St. Lucie County Expressway involving two 18-wheelers, a pickup truck and a Toyota Corolla left three people dead and six injured, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

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The crash happened on the northbound side between Lake Wood and Fort Pierce Avenue, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials.

One of the big rigs had been stopped in the middle lane with a Ford pickup idling behind him, when the second tractor-trailer came barreling into the rear of the much smaller truck.

“A second 18-wheeler, traveling in the same direction, failed to stop and caused a chain-reaction collision, hitting both the Ford pickup truck and a Toyota Corolla,” an official said at a press conference. “The Toyota Corolla ended up being lodged on top of the center divider of the highway,” he added. “The Ford pickup truck was wedged underneath the second tractor-trailer.”

Two of the dead were not yet identified The others were in serious condition and had been taken to a hospital in St. Lucie County

The cause of the crash still remains under investigation and FHP is urging anyone with essential information concerning the crash to contact the department.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This 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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Out-of-Control Driver Plows Into SUV Killing Two And Injuring Two

An out-of-control driver jumped the curb and slammed into a SUV in Broward County, killing his passenger and the driver of the SUV and also severely injuring himself, police said.

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The 23-year-old driver of the 2004 Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on Sixth Avenue near West 54th Street when the car jumped the curb and crashed into a SUV, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Emergency responders found the Nissan driver and his passenger, a 33-year-old, inside the mangled vehicle with severe body trauma, police said.

The driver was rushed to Delray Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

The driver of the SUV, who FHP left unidentified, died in a hospital in Delray Beach.

Paramedics rushed the 23-year-old man’s passenger to a hospital in Broward County, but doctors were not able to save him.

Cops arrested the driver on charges of vehicular manslaughter for the collision.

Police sources said, that speeding was a factor in the deadly crash.

Fire officials said, two other people were hospitalized in stable condition as a result of the crash.

The crash shut down a stretch of Sixth Avenue between West 54th and West 55th streets while the FHP Investigation Squad conducted an investigation.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This 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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