A man driving the wrong way on a one-way street in Palm Beach County died when he crashed his car into a Department of Transportation dump truck, authorities said.
The gray Toyota Camry was headed southbound on a northbound stretch of Delray Beach when it collided with a dump truck turning right onto Delray Beach from East 233rd Street near the Limestone Creek Expressway, according to police.
The DOT employee, who was hauling blacktop at the time of the deadly crash, saw the car heading right for him.
“The Camry was coming up on the on ramp from the Palm Beach County Expressway driving the wrong way,” said the worker.
After the accident, the dump truck driver walked over to the Camry, which had handicapped license plates.
“I looked in and I could see the driver lifeless in the car,” the worker told The Post. “He was dead when I got there.”
The 63-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
Investigators said it was not immediately clear how the driver, who has yet to be identified, wound up going the wrong way on Delray Beach.
The accident is still under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious wrong way accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in the death of one person. 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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