A speeding motorist got into three separate head-on crashes with a total of at least a half-dozen other motorists in Lantana. The crashes led to the death of one person and injuries suffered by multiple other people.
The crashes occurred at a stretch in between Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach and Sixth Avenue South in Lake Worth. The man was driving northbound in a black SUV when the crash happened, Boynton Beach Police Department said.
The crashes is expected shut down the these roads in both directions for more than two hours. It is now in the process of clearing and northbound lanes will be closed for a longer amount of time. This is the stretch in between Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach and Sixth Avenue South in Lake Worth. First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the crash happened. The victims were transported to a nearby local hospital. One is said to be in a critical state while the others are in stable conditions.
A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy said the driver had earlier hit a woman outside a Lake Worth grocery store when he pulled out of the parking lot in a rush. He then raced the wrong way down northbound Interstate 95 crashing into several other cars as he drove.
The moments of chaos ended in crunching metal, death and injury to other road users. Minutes later, a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy arrested the erring driver. Investigations are ongoing. State officials said they expect northbound lanes to reopen after five hours.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash: “This is a tragic accident here in South Florida. It is especially unsettling to see a death and others hurt in the crash. 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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