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17-Year-Old Teen Struck, Killed By Car In Martin County

A 17-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed when the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing prevented him from seeing the driver as he dashed across a Martin County street to try and catch a school bus, police officials said.

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A 17-year-old boy was struck when he darted across Wellington Street and into oncoming traffic in Boca Raton. He was struck by a 2004 BMW that was traveling west on Davie Street, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

“He came running through here trying to catch the bus,” said a 34-year-old who witnessed the tragic accident.

The witness said, the boy was looking at the bus when he ran into the intersection and failed to see the car coming from the opposite direction.

“The car came down, he was moving too damn fast,” he continued, referring to the driver. “The poor kid was bleeding through his eyes.”

The impact was so strong, it launched the boy’s body over a fence, leaving the car with shattered windshield.

Paramedics arrived on scene and tried to revive the boy, who lived just two blocks from where he was hit, before taking him to a hospital in the county with severe head trauma.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.


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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