Van Kills 3-Year-Old Boy After Running Traffic Light
A toddler was killed in a Palm Beach neighborhood after a van jumped a curb. The speeding van struck a 3-year-old boy in a stroller, killing him and injuring his 4-year-old sister.
First emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after the crash occurred. The 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. A makeshift memorial was built for the boy, whose name has not been released, near the crash scene.
A van and a car collided and sent the van onto the sidewalk, the West Palm Beach Police Department reports.
“It’s affecting everybody in the county,” a witness told the newsmen. “Parents and caregivers are out here all the time, walking with our kids. It’s just scary.”
A 36-year old man said the dangerous intersection has long been problematic for the county. “I just think this street has been crazy for some time now,” he told the newspaper. “This was bound to happen sooner or later.” Another man, who declined to provide his name, said the woman who pushed the boy’s stroller was his nanny. She also cared for the boy’s sister, he said.
Authorities said the accident was a terrible tragedy, adding that both drivers stayed on the scene. Investigators were trying to locate witnesses, as well as to track down possible video surveillance of the crash, according to the crash report.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious pedestrian accident involving a van, which ultimately, resulted in the death of a toddler and causing injuries to his sister. 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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