Two Turnpike Crashes Near Lantana Cause Traffic Delays

LANTANA — Two traffic crashes involving multiple vehicles caused significant delays on Florida’s Turnpike west of Lantana, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said two people were injured in the wrecks near Hypolouxo Road.

According to the report, four cars were involved in three separate crashes that occurred near each other in the northbound lanes near Hypoluxo Road, said Lt. Yanko Reyes, spokesman for FHP.

There were no injuries, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The crash temporarily closed all northbound and southbound lanes. After a few hours, just one northbound lane was open while all southbound lanes were open.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes for the next few hours.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Driver Suffers Critical Injuries In Crash Near I-95 Exit Ramp

Officers responded to the scene of an accident at the exit ramp of I-95 near 45th Street, the police department said.

Police say they have one of the vehicles from the incident and are looking for a black four-door sedan with heavy rear-end damage.

Describing the incident, an eyewitness stated that a black sedan was traveling southbound on I-95 exit ramp near 45th street at a high rate of speed.  A red sedan was also traveling westbound on 45th street road.

The report said the red vehicle was slowing down to turn left into another lane as the black sedan was attempting to pass another vehicle.

The vehicle attempted to re-enter the lane behind the other one, causing a collision.

According to authorities, one of the vehicles rolled and left the road. The driver suffered critical injuries. The victim was taken to a medical center via Trauma Hawk.

The road was closed as authorities investigated but has since reopened.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Three Injured In Riviera Beach Two-Vehicle Crash

Three people were seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash in Riviera Beach, authorities report.

The crash happened at the intersection of West Blue Heron Blvd and N Military Trail.

According to the Fire Rescue crew, crews responded to the crash at the area of West Blue Heron Boulevard at Riviera Beach. Firefighters said a car rolled over and multiple people were trapped inside.

Crews used extrication tools to get the victims out.

Fire Rescue officials said two adults and one child were taken a local trauma hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

All westbound lanes on W. Blue Heron Blvd. are temporarily shut down following the crash.

No more information was immediately available.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are not being distracted by texting, talking on your phone or communicating with your passengers.  If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”

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Fatal Crash Shuts Down The Turnpike In Martin County

Martin County, Fl— A 27-year-old man from Delray Beach is dead following a crash between a food truck and a dump truck on the Florida Turnpike in Martin County.

A report from the Martin County Sheriff stated, “Serious crash, double rollover, semi vs. dump truck, turnpike, southbound at the turnpike.  One fatality.  Southbound turnpike will be closed for several hours.  FHP investigating.”

The crash happened in the southbound lanes at mile marker 128, just south of the Kanner Highway overpass.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a truck collided with the rear of another truck. Both trucks overturned and crashed.

EMS was called and First responders arrived promptly to the scene of the accident. A 58-year-old man from West Palm Beach was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities shut down the southbound lanes of the Turnpike for more than six hours.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are paying attention to all road signs and signals.  If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”

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Wrong-Way Crash Near NW Baker Road and SE Green River Pkwy Causes Traffic Delay

JENSEN BEACH, Fl. — A crash at the intersection of NW Baker Road and SE Green River Pkwy brought traffic to a standstill, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The wrong-way drunk driver has been arrested after causing a crash at the intersection.

“An adult male is under arrest for driving under the influence. This happened at dawn after Stuart Police responded to a serious vehicle crash at the Baker Rd. intersection,” the spokeswoman said.

The investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling west on Baker when the collision occurred. The lanes were closed for approximately an hour as crews worked to clear the wreckage at the intersection.

According to the Stuart Police, no life-threatening serious injuries were reported.

Motorists are being asked to take another route.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Tractor-Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-95 Exit Ramp

An overturned tractor-trailer is causing heavy delays on I-95 and 45th street.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car is on the I-95 N ramp at exit 74 for 45th street in West Palm Beach.

A man and his step-son were both seriously injured in the accident, firefighters and FHP said.

Firefighters and FHP officials said they arrived to find a tractor trailer that had overturned after colliding with a Honda trapping the driver of the Honda. He was identified in the accident report as a 38-year-old man of Broward. The report states the vehicle overturned “several times.”

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters immediately began using the Jaws of Life to extricate the victims.

The doors and roof were removed allowing FHP officials to safely remove the victims, according to emergency responders called to the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer and two passengers received life-threatening injuries in the crash. No charges have been filed yet as the crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol Department.

The on ramp is currently closed off to traffic.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Cases involving accidents with tractor trailers are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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Three Injured In Rollover Crash Near Southern Blvd.

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — At least three people were taken to the hospital following a crash near West Palm Beach.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, crews responded to the area of Southern Boulevard and State Road 7, near Palm Beach International Airport.

Firefighters said a vehicle rolled over and three people were trapped inside.

Crews used extrication tools to get the victims out.

Fire Rescue officials said two men and one woman were taken to a local trauma hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

Drivers are advised to use alternative routes.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Four Injured In Two-Vehicle Rollover Crash In Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE, Fl. — Four people were hurt, including a toddler, after a crash in Belle Glade, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

A PBSO report said a Subaru was traveling westbound on West Canal Street at a high rate of speed prior to the incident.  A 2007 Ford semi was also traveling westbound on W Canal Street in front of the Subaru.

The report said the semi was slowing down to turn left to travel north onto NW 13th Street as the Subaru was attempting to pass another vehicle.

The Subaru attempted to re-enter the westbound lanes behind the semi causing a serious collision.

According to PBSO, both vehicles rolled and left the road.

The driver of the Subaru had critical injuries and a passenger in the truck had serious injuries. A passenger in the semi, a toddler, had minor injuries. All three of these victims were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center via Trauma Hawk.

The driver of the semi was transported to Lakeside Medical Center with minor injuries.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Bicyclist Killed In Crash With Vehicle In PGA Boulevard

WEST PALM BEACH, Fl — A man on a bicycle was killed in a collision with an SUV in West Palm Beach.

Police said the crash happened at the intersection of I-95 and PGA Boulevard.

Investigators said a Sport Utility Vehicle made a right turn onto PGA Boulevard and collided with the bicyclist while going about 5 mph.

The bicyclist died at the scene, according to police. It’s unclear what direction the bicyclist was going when he was hit.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has video evidence is being asked to call the West Palm Beach Police Department.

The crash is blocking three northbound lanes on I-95 before PGA Boulevard.

According to the authorities, there is a tractor-trailer involved in the accident.

Drivers can take Military Trail and Alternate A1A as detour routes.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “That is a very busy intersections and drivers need to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists in that area.  Please be careful whenever there are bicyclist sharing the road with you as a vehicle driver.  Those on bicycles have rights to the road also.  Let my many years of fighting for the injured help you through this difficult time.  Call for a free consultation.”

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Two People Killed In I-95 Crash In St. Lucie W Blvd

ST LUCIE COUNTY — Two men were killed in a rollover crash that shut down all northbound lanes of I-95 near St. Lucie W Blvd, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened just before the St. Lucie W Blvd exit, according to FHP. Traffic was allowed to pass on the shoulder.

A trailer-truck, driven by a man from Pompano Beach, was heading north on I-95 when he lost control of the truck and hit a vehicle on another lane, according to FHP. The truck started to roll over as it went off the road and onto the right grassy shoulder. The truck landed on its roof.

A 28-year-old man and his brother, 24, died at the scene, according to FHP. Both men were from Pompano Beach.

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries while a passenger from the other vehicle was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The other passenger, 32, wasn’t injured.

It’s unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the truck, according to FHP. The crash is still being investigated.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law.  It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident.  Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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