A 16-year-old girl has been confirmed dead after a crash involving a car and bicycle in Royal Palm Beach.
According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, a 2005 BMW, driven by a 36-year old woman of Royal Palm Beach, was pulling out of a shopping center at 11300 Okeechobee Boulevard when the crash occurred.
The 36-year old driver was about to head west on Okeechobee Boulevard when a 16-year-old girl, identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as Yessica Angel-Moreno of Royal Palm Beach, was riding a bicycle nearby.
Florida Highway Patrol said, Angel-Moreno was crossing Okeechobee Boulevard, just west of the shopping center, when the driver started to head north.
As the BMW was pulling out onto Okeechobee Boulevard, Florida Highway Patrol officials said the girl rode into the path of the vehicle.
Florida Highway Patrol said, the 36-year old driver was unable to avoid a collision and struck the girl with his car. Angel-Moreno was not in a crosswalk and did not have any reflective lights on the bike.
She was transported to Saint Mary’s Medical Center and had died from her injuries. The 36-year old driver was not hurt.
No further information was immediately available.
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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