A teen driver learning to drive has been killed in a fatal crash and her dad was critically injured after a two-vehicle crash at in Palm Beach County north.
Police say the 19-year-old was learning to drive a Suzuki Swift in Wellington, north of Palm Beach County, under the supervision of her 58-year-old father.
When they reached the intersection of Old Northern Road and Boca Raton Avenue, their car collided with a Ford Falcon forcing both cars off the road.
A chief inspector told reporters today that multiple emergency crews, including seven ambulance crews and a medical helicopter, rushed to the scene but could not save the girl.
“The 58-year-old father, the passenger in the Swift, is currently at Delray Medical Center, he was airlifted there in a critical condition,” he said. “The 38-year-old driver of the Falcon was also seriously injured, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.”
Old Northern Road was blocked in both directions after the incident and was expected to be closed for some time.
“It’s absolutely tragic when these things occur – all drivers should be aware to take care,” the chief inspector said.
“Naturally, the driver’s mom and the passenger’s wife is absolutely devastated. She’s been at her husband’s bedside since the incident.”
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call the Florida Highway Patrol.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a teen driver, which ultimately, resulted in grave injuries. We wish the victim 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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