19-Year-Old Driver Confirmed Dead After Car Crash That Left One Critical
A 19-year-old was driving a Volkswagen Passat east in St. Lucie County when he was T-boned by a Toyota Sienna minivan, driven by a 31-year-old man, that ran a stop sign at the intersection, according to cops.
The teen’s car then careened into two parked cars at 80th Street in Westbound Hill.
Residents who live nearby heard the thunderous collision and came running outside to see if they could help the young man who was trapped inside the car.
“I heard a loud crash and I came out,” said, a 47-year-old man who lives near the accident scene. “A bunch of cars were twisted up together with a young man trapped in the middle.
“All of us ran over to help him, but we could not get him out.”
Another local resident, who decided not to identified himself, said people tried to keep the teenager conscious.
“My neighbors were screaming, ‘Stay awake, stay awake,’ ” the man recalled. “The car was really twisted and he was sandwiched in there.”
“A bunch of us surrounded the Volkswagen and we tried to pull the doors open,” he said.
“It took firefighters a while to get him out. He was wedged in there.”
The teen driver died at Broward County Hospital.
The 31-year-old van driver refused medical attention at the scene, officials said.
The silver four-door sedan was completely crushed on the side.
No charges have been filed yet, but police were still investigating. They said speed may have been a factor.
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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