71 Year Old Backseat Passenger Killed In Head On Collision On I-95
A 71 year old backseat passenger in an Acura MDX SUV was killed when the car he was riding in was involved in a head on collision on Route I-95 in West Palm Beach.
The northbound lanes of Route I-95 were temporarily closed by the Florida Highway Patrol for a couple of hours after the crash.
Authorities say an Acura SUV had a flat tire and was trying to cross the northbound lane towards the right shoulder of the road to get a safe place to change the tire. At the same time, a red Chevrolet Silverado truck was approaching in the northbound middle lane of I-95.
The Chevrolet truck was speeding and could not slow down early in time, as a result, the front of the truck struck the left rear of the Acura SUV sending it spinning towards the right shoulder of the road. The Acura finally came to rest on the right paved shoulder of the road facing southeast The truck skidded to the left shoulder of the northbound lane before coming to a rest.
The driver of the Acura only suffered minor injuries, but the 71 year old passenger in the back seat of the Accura was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet truck was not hurt in the crash.
All lanes reopened three hours later as emergency first responders were on scene to clear the debris.
The investigation is ongoing, Florida Highway Patrol Officers said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately led to the death of a senior citizen. We wish the victims a quick 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 car, motorcycle, 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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