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Three People Struck By Vehicles In Palm Beach County

Three people were struck by vehicles on the Upper West Side, one fatally and another with a severed leg, Federal Highway Patrol said.

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A 59-year-old delivery man was biking on 88th Street and Palm Beach Gardens when he swerved in front of a box truck to avoid a parked car but ended up being hit by the truck, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The biker was pronounced dead at the scene The 30-year-old box truck driver stayed on scene, according to FHP officials.

A short time later, a 59-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman were both struck by a car that had jumped the curb on West 96th Street near Wellington Avenue.

One of the woman’s legs was severed during the accident, and the other may need to be amputated, authorities said. The man suffered severe injuries.

Both were taken to a hospital in Palm Beach County and are expected to survive, cops said.

Police did not immediately know the relationship between the man and the woman.

The driver remained on the scene.  The accident is still under investigation.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a truck, which ultimately, resulted in injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victim can get justice and 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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