A 43-year-old woman is dead after her Ford Focus crashed with a pickup at Belvedere Road and Military Trail, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s authorities said.
Joanna Parker was about a block east of her home in Haverhill when her 2009 Focus collided with a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 heading south on Military Trail, records state.
Parker’s Focus stopped in the bushes on the northeast side of the BP gas station just south of Belvedere Road in suburban West Palm Beach. She died from her injuries. Records indicate she was not wearing a seat belt.
The pickup, driven by a 37-year-old man of Royal Palm Beach, flipped on its side south of the intersection and crashed into a wooden Florida Power & Light pole.
Sheriff’s authorities said, the pickup driver sustained only minor injuries in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt, records state.
Authorities are investigating whether the pickup or the Focus ran a red light. A witness who asked not to be named told The Post that it appeared the southbound pickup had a green light.
Sheriff’s investigators are testing the pickup driver’s blood to see whether he was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
The intersection was closed for several hours while the crew cleaned up the debris that littered the roadway.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. 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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