An 18-year-old Royal Palm Beach woman was killed when a car she and a friend were riding was slammed into by another vehicle near Belvedere Road, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office said.
The 18-year-old was a passenger in the BMW car which crashed, a sheriff’s report said.
“She was an exciting, adventurous, happy person and a very beautiful woman,” the brother said, translating for his mother.
The driver, a 17-year-old from Royal Palm Beach, was injured in the crash that took place on the 8500 block of Belvedere Road in suburban West Palm Beach, the report said. Another driver was speeding in an SUV, according to the report. He lost control of the car and it began to spin, then went up on the center median and struck a BMW, throwing both the two occupants out of the vehicle.
The 18-year-old passenger was dead at the scene. The driver was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where the report says he was in serious condition. No update on his status was immediately available.
The Palm Beach County School District said she attended a charter school but did not provide further details. She recently had been looking at colleges and she was working at a shop at the Mall at Wellington Green, her brother said.
She is survived by her parents, two brothers and a sister. Her brother said the family was making funeral arrangements.
The sheriff’s report said no charges were immediately filed as deputies investigate the crash. The report does not say if investigators believe alcohol was involved or if any of those involved were wearing seat belts. It also did not specify the speed at which the car was traveling at the time of the crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two-vehicle accident. 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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