One person is dead and another seriously injured after a crash east of Wellington, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office authorities said.
A 47-year-old driver lost control of the 2000 Ford Explorer he was driving west on Lake Worth Road near Lyons Road east of Wellington, authorities said. The Explorer crossed the median and overturned. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue crew.
His passenger, Charlene Marie Makarits, 44, of Greenacres, was seriously injured and transported to a hospital. Neither the driver nor his passenger, Charlene Marie Makarits, was wearing a seat belt prior to the accident, records state.
The cause of the crash is unknown. Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious single-vehicle accident, which ultimately, led to the death of one and injured another. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. 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 and find out what your rights are.”
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