An unlicensed driver caused a fatal four-car crash in Palm Beach County and was arrested after fleeing the scene, police said.
A 24-year old was driving a BMW in the left lane of Wellington Avenue near East 233rd Street, when he crossed over the double-yellow lines into oncoming traffic and sideswiped a 2014 Honda SUV being driven by a 70-year-old woman, according to authorities.
The 24-year old then accelerated south in the northbound lane where he crashed head on with a 1995 Toyota sedan. The Toyota was driven by a 59-year old Delray Beach resident, police said.
The Toyota then veered into the path of a fourth vehicle, a 2013 Dodge SUV driven by a 59-year-old woman.
The 24-year old allegedly abandoned his car and fled, but returned shortly thereafter and was arrested, police said.
He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and criminal possession of a controlled substance. The 24-year old also received a violation for driving with a revoked license, police said.
The 70-year old woman was rushed to Delray Medical Center, but could not be saved. None of the other victims were seriously injured.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious four-car accident involving an unlicensed driver, which ultimately, resulted in the death of an elderly woman. 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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