A motorcyclist was fatally struck by an unlicensed cab driver in Palm Beach County, police officials said.
The 25-year-old motorcyclist was riding south on Wellington Avenue alongside the cab when the driver, a 55-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 108th Street and struck him, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The motorcyclist was dragged for several feet before the cab finally came to a halt, the Palm Beach Sheriff Office said.
The victim was rushed to nearby hospital in Boynton Beach in traumatic arrest and later died from his injuries, officials said.
The 55-year-old cab driver stayed at the scene where he was given a breathalyzer test and passed, police officials said.
The cab driver, however, had a suspended license and was taken into custody, Palm Beach Police officials said.
He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operating of a vehicle and received a violation for not yielding the right of way.
Another crash occurred in Boca Raton where a 23-year-old was left fighting for her life after she was struck by a car driven by a 37-year-old.
The young woman was driving along Interstate 95 when she turn onto Wellington Avenue at the same time as a gray Suzuki Grand Vitara, officials said.
The 23-year-old was taken to the Delray Medical center by police officials.
FHP said, both crashes are still being investigated and FHP is urging anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the police.
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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