An elderly man was killed in a traffic crash in accident on Okeechobee Boulevard near Wells Fargo Bank, Palm Beach County Police said.
The man who reportedly was in his 80’s was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at Okeechobee Boulevard.
According to the crash report, the victim was traveling west on Okeechobee Blvd in his 2003 GMC S15 pickup truck. Just behind him was a 2008 International semi driven by a woman, 57, of Clewiston.
The victim’s pickup reportedly traveled onto the north grass shoulder of Okeechobee Blvd and he attempted to make a U-turn back onto the road on Okeechobee Blvd. The woman reportedly swerved left and traveled in a southwesterly direction in an attempt to avoid colliding with the victim’s vehicle, which was in process of the U-turn.
The front of the semi struck the driver’s side door of the GMC. The pickup truck came to final rest in the middle of Okeechobee Blvd facing southeast. The semi came to rest partially on the southern grass shoulder and the eastbound lane of Okeechobee Blvd.
The woman sustained minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.
Okeechobee Blvd was closed to traffic in both directions for several hours due to the accident.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two-vehicle Okechobee Boulevard accident involving an elderly man, which ultimately, resulted in his death. We 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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