Troopers are still working to determine what caused a crash that left Donald Maloney dead and four others injured in Stuart, Martin County.
The fatal crash happened around noon along U.S.1 and SE Fisher Street in Stuart. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a Honda CRV was T-boned by a Tahoe as the driver of the CRV was trying to turn left on SE Fisher Street.
Troopers said, the driver in the Honda CRV is a Wallace dealership employee and was headed back to the car lot. He and the two passengers inside were coming back from a test drive.
Florida Highway Patrol said, the Honda CRV rolled over once it was hit. One of the passengers, later identified as Donald Maloney, 83, of Stuart, died in the wreck. The driver and the other passenger were taken to Lawnwood Medical Center in critical condition.
Troopers are working to determine who may be at fault in this crash. FHP Trooper said, “We’re still trying to make a determination what color the traffic light was. Originally, everybody had a green light, then a yellow light and before you know it, someone’s gonna have a red light. That’s what we’re trying to determine at this point.”
FHP said the dealership employee is currently in surgery. The other passenger, who was in the back seat, had severe injuries. The two people in the Tahoe were transported to Martin Memorial Hospital and are expected to be okay.
The crash remains under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a 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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