A man suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while walking on a sidewalk in Lake Worth Road, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash was in the eastbound lanes of Lake Worth Road at Davis Road.
The man was hit by a Sedan car going eastbound on Lake Worth Road west of Congress Avenue. The driver lost control and hit a man who is likely in his 60s. Struck by the sedan, the man was thrown about 20-30ft into the bush, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue spokesman Capt. Albert Borroto said.
First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the crash happened. Arriving, rescue crews found the man in the bush with injuries that require him to go to the trauma unit at Delray Medical Center, Borroto said.
Trauma Hawk landed at Palm Beach State College to fly him to the hospital. Investigators believe speed may have been a likely cause of the crash. The vehicle that hit him was headed eastbound on Lake Worth road.
The driver is cooperating with authorities. The crash is still under investigation. At this time his identify and the extent of his injuries is unknown. This story will be updated when more information is released.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash: “This is a tragic accident and especially sad when a a pedestrian is hit by a car. We hope that it can be quickly discovered what the cause was. It is possible that the driver that caused the accident was distracted while behind the wheel. Please be careful 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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