A driver and a passenger died in a car that split in two after it slammed into a fire hydrant in Palm Beach County.
The blue 1994 Toyota Corolla was headed east on Lake Clarke Shores near Limestone Creek when the driver lost control and rammed into the hydrant, said police.
The driver, a 22-year old man, was declared dead at the scene. Another 21-year old man, who was in the front seat, was rushed to Delray Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Another passenger in the back seat got away with only scratches. He refused medical attention at the scene.
The front part of the car ended up flying onto a neighbor’s lawn across the street, said the resident.
“I was lying down and I heard this loud noise,” the resident said. “Apparently they were going around 100 miles per hour. The street here gets very slippery. They spin out of control, they hit the fire hydrant and the stop sign. It cut the car in half. When I came to the door, I saw half of a car in my yard. Had I not had the fence up, they would’ve come directly to my house.”
An FHP spokesman said EMS workers arrived within two minutes of receiving a call about the crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving one vehicle and a fire hydrant which ultimately resulted in the death of two people. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victims can have a closure. 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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