A 67-year-old man got out of his vehicle and was trying to cross the street when he was hit and killed by a car, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash victim’s identity is yet to be released. He was taken to a hospital after he was struck but did not survive his injuries. The crash happened about at Boca Raton in Palm Beach County.
The 52-year-old man who hit the man wasn’t hurt neither was his female passenger. He was driving a 2017 Chevrolet at the time, troopers said.
The man was traveling west while the victim had been driving east on East Boca Raton Road moments before the crash. The victim’s car developed a problem so he had to pull over. He got out of the vehicle and tried to walk across the street before an oncoming car struck him, troopers said.
First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the accident happened. The victim were transported to Boca Raton Regional Hospital for treatment.
Traffic is slowed in east Boca Raton as a result of the crash. There are traffic delays. Vehicles on this route are pulling to the roadside to allow crews work. The delay of traffic on this route is due to the severity of the crash. It is best to make use of alternative routes such as West Palmetto Park Road. The crash remains under investigation. Please drive with caution and stay safe.
Palm Beach County crash 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 Palm Beach County. It is especially tragic whenever there is a loss of life due to a car accident. We hope for the families sake that they can find some closure in a short amount of time. 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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