Despite recent additional signs and markers warning drivers of the sharp turn, a woman was killed in a wreck at the Boca overpass.
A young woman of Opa Locka, smashed into a parked truck and then into a concrete barrier at the Congress Avenue exit of Interstate 95. The 26-year-old failed to turn right onto the overpass, struck the truck and then the concrete center median and veered into the barrier, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The woman died at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt. The other two passengers in the car sustained minor injuries.
That highway overpass is no stranger to dangerous wrecks. The long southbound exit ramp leads to a sharp right turn onto the overpass. Many drivers in crashes at the overpass speed along the exit ramp and fail to make the right turn, said a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation.
“People just aren’t calculating their speed well enough,” an FHP spokeswoman said. “That’s why they put additional pavement marking and signs that would call attention to drivers.”
The overpass was the subject of a state study in Spring, and was upgraded with signage and markers to capture drivers’ attention at the tricky exit ramp.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious Boca Raton accident involving passengers, which ultimately, resulted in a fatality. We wish the victims a speedy recovery and 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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