Head-on Four Vehicle Accident On State Road 60 Left Three People Dead And Closed Highway to Traffic

Another fatal head-on collision along a remote section of State Road 60 has led to the Florida Highway Patrol cautioning motorists about passing in that area.

A head-on four-vehicle crash Friday night left three people dead along an unlit section of State Road 60, about 44 miles west of Vero Beach.  At the time those involved in the crash have not been identified and what caused the accident is still under investigation.  Florida Highway Patrol is working the crash scene of this terrible accident to see who was at fault but believe it could have been from cars trying to illegally pass other cars.

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The highway is a direct route west to Tampa from Vero Beach and is used by trucks as well as cars.

The crash was along a two-lane section of S.R. 60 where there are open pastures on either side. The posted speed is 65 mph.

State Road 60 is closed in both directions at this time but is expected to open in the next 90 minutes.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck comments on this accident on State Road 60:  “Sadly, we have seen our second horrific accident along this road in less than a week. Drivers must be vigilant not to foolishly try to pass vehicles into oncoming traffic to avoid these tragic consequences.  If you’ve been injured in an accident, make sure you are properly represented by an experienced trial accident attorney.”

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A Broken Water Main In Wellington Prompts Boil-Water Only Rule And Causes Traffic Slow Downs

A water main break near the Mall at Wellington Green caused some traffic tie-ups Monday afternoon and led to boil-water orders for two neighborhoods.

Two lanes of westbound Forest Hill Boulevard were closed as Wellington Public Works crews worked to repair the break near the road’s intersection with Olive Drive. At one point, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies blocked the two westbound turn lanes from Olive Drive onto Forest Hill.  They were directing traffic away from this intersection.

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A village spokeswoman said boil water notices have been issued for the Wellington’s Edge and Polo Lakes communities.

They expect the water main to be repaired in the next few hours.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded water main break and road construction.  “Please be especially careful driving through a construction zone and any standing water.  Cases involving accidents in construction zones are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations. Unfortunately in our practice,  we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences”.

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Overturned Truck on I-75 closes ramp at Griffin Road with one injury reported

Traffic stopped on I-75 northbound while first responders help an injured man after a is in an accident.

Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of this serious accident with injuries in Broward County.  A large truck lost control and was involved in an accident today on I-75 heading northbound.

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Traffic is backed up heading north for 3 miles and there are also onlooker delays heading southbound.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Cases involving accidents with commercial trucks 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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All Northbound Lanes of Florida Turnpike Shut Down Because Of Tractor-Trailer Crash This Morning

Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a new accident on the Florida Turnpike near the State Road 70 exit.

Traffic is backed up for over 8 miles for those on the Florida Turnpike and it appears at this time it will be hours before the road is back open.

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A semi-truck is jackknifed and completely across all northbound lanes.  Tow trucks have arrived on the scene but it appears they are having difficultly deciding how to move the big rig off of the highway.

At this time southbound traffic is open but moving slowly.  Please take I-95 or another route instead of the Florida Turnpike through St. Lucie County.

It is unclear how many injuries, and how severe they are but the story will be updated as more information is available.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Cases involving accidents with commercial trucks 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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Several Highway Construction Projects Ready to Start In Broward and Dade Counties

If you think there’s a lot of construction on the highways now, just wait.

By 2024, express lanes will be built from Interstate 395 in Miami through Delray Beach, according to plans unveiled last week.

Also coming: Two flyover bridges to connect Interstate 95’s express lanes with Interstate 595. And traffic signals on some I-95 entrance ramps.

Those changes are part of ambitious plans to keep pace with growing traffic over the next two decades.

The plans, unveiled at public workshop in Dania Beach, include:

— Widening I-595 between I-95 and State Road 7.

— Adding two express lanes in each direction on I-95 between Stirling Road and Broward Boulevard, beginning in mid-2019.

— Adding new entrance and exit points at Hollywood Boulevard and Stirling Road and an extra general purpose lane in each direction.

— Widening eight existing I-95 bridges: Hollywood Boulevard, Johnson Street, Griffin Road, the Dania Cut-Off Canal, the C-10 Spur Canal, Taft Street, Stirling Road, and the C-10 Canal.

— Moving some sound barrier walls,

— Modifying the I-95 and State Road 84 interchange.

— Repainting all flyover bridges in the I-95/I-595 interchange.

— Installing express lane tolling systems, traffic monitoring cameras and digital message signs.

The State Road 84 bridges over I-95 also will get a makeover. Support columns will be shifted to accommodate a wider I-95. The westbound State Road 84 bridge will be rebuilt, and the eastbound bridge will add bicycle lanes and a sidewalk. The entrance ramp to northbound I-95 will be widened as well.

Construction crews started work on extending I-95 express lanes between Broward Boulevard and Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach last year and are scheduled to finish by 2020.

Extending express lanes between Southwest 10th Street and Glades Road in Boca Raton will begin next year. Express lane work between Glades Road and Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach will begin in 2020.

Construction will be done overnights to minimize the inconvenience to the public, said project design manager Jay Turner.

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.  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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I-95 Southbound Has 2 Left Lanes Closed Because A Tractor Trailer Is Laying On Its Side After Accident

Avoid I-95 in Jupiter because of a tractor trailer accident with one injury.

The two left lanes of I-95 southbound are blocked near Donald Ross Road at mile marker 86 due to a tractor trailer crash.  Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach Fire Rescue all responded to the scene.

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Florida Highway Patrol took control and is doing its best to keep traffic moving through just one lane that is open but backups stretch for 5 miles up I-95.

The crash left the tractor trailer on its side and facing the wrong direction.  At this time it was reported that there was one injury but details are unknown.

Use Alternate A1A or the Florida Turnpike for a faster route if you are traveling southbound through northern Palm Beach County.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Cases involving accidents with commercial trucks 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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A Two Car Crash In Lake Worth Sends Four People To The Hospital With Serious Injuries

Four people were injured following a two-vehicle crash in suburban Lake Worth Friday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The crash happened on Lake Worth Road just east of the Florida Turnpike.  This is the area that is just east of the Lake Worth Gold Mine and just west of the Mobile Gas Station.

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According to officials, three patients were transported to local hospitals and the fourth patient was transported to a trauma center.

Lake Worth Road is currently shut down in both directions while Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office completes their investigations and clear the scene.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck comments on this accident in Lake Worth by the Florida Turnpike:  “This is a serious accident that unfortunately has several people with serious injuries.  We hope that it wasn’t caused by distracted driving.  If you’ve been injured in an accident, make you are properly represented by an experience trial accident attorney.”

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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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