A good Samaritan who stopped to help victims of a car crash on a Broward County freeway died after she was hit by a SUV, authorities said.
The woman, identified as a 19-year-old by the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office, had stopped along the eastbound lanes of state Route 94 after witnessing the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol said an 82-year-old woman driving a gray Mercedes sedan was rear-ended by a 23-year-old woman driving a Honda Civic.
After getting hit, the driver of the Mercedes lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the concrete wall of the center divider. The sedan ended up blocking the left lanes of the freeway, police said.
The 19-year old pulled over onto the right shoulder and ran across the freeway to check on the driver.
While standing next to the car, she and the Mercedes were hit by a 24-year-old man driving a Jeep Patriot, police said. The 19-year old was thrown into the westbound lanes.
FHP Officer told the Tribune that the 19-year old died before she could be taken to the hospital.
The drivers of the Mercedes and the Jeep were taken to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected as factors in the crashes.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several serious injuries and one fatality. 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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