According to a preliminary crash report, a 31-year-old man who was involved in an 18 vehicle crash that killed five people in Delray Beach had told investigators that he try swerving to avoid traffic prior to hitting the minivan.
The driver also made it known to Delray Beach investigators that his 2010 Chevy Silverado gas pedal had become stuck moments before he began attempting to dodge other vehicles on Federal Highway near where the crash had happened south of Linton Boulevard.
The crash had killed RogerDe Alberto, 40, of Mexico, his sister, Veronica Alberto, 38, of Mexico; and her three kids,LilyRogerAlberto, 6 and MartinsAlberto, 8, and Dorathy Roger Alberto. A newspaper in Mexico reported that they were in South Florida to visit a family friend.
Delray Beach police traffic homicide investigators went back to the crash site close to South Federal Highway and Lamat Avenue to recreate the crash scene.
A police spokeswoman also said, that investigators are still looking into whether mechanical failure was caused the crash, adding that it may take months before a final determination as regards to the cause of the crash will be made.
Police stressed that the investigation still remains active and that if any arrest is made, would come only when the investigation is completed.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in fatalities. 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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