What was supposed to be a joyous get-together at Delray Beach and Wellington turned into a driveway crash tragedy which left one woman dead and another seriously injured.
After wrapping up her night at the Palm Beach County Institute Hall, a 75-year old left the gathering and got into her idling car, which was left at the front driveway of the hall by a friend, so she could exit the carpark easily.
But instead of moving forward, her vehicle jolted backwards, traveling several feet before crushing two women walking to their own cars.
The surviving victim was unable to speak out about the incident, until now.
The victim had been known simply as “the other woman” due to court proceedings.
Her injuries were severe and her recovery is ongoing. She suffered five broken ribs, a punctured lung, a bruised liver, and a compound fracture at the bottom of her tibia and fibula, and an ankle that was so damaged there were fears she would lose her foot.
She has spent several months in hospital. She has lost her independence because she is unable to drive again or walk properly without the aid of a walker.
However, there is no bad blood between the 75-year driver and the victim.
“It was purely an accident,” the victim said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious crash involving a pedestrian, which ultimately, resulted in the death of one and injuries to one woman. 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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