A woman celebrating her 36th birthday was killed and her friend was left in critical condition when the car they were in plowed into a school bus in Port Salerno in Martin County, witnesses and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The birthday woman and her friends were heading home when the crash occurred. Deborah Connon, 36, died in the crash, authorities and Florida Highway Patrol Officials said.
Connon, of Boynton Beach, was in the back seat of the Nissan sedan when its driver missed a Fellsmere Expressway exit, lost control and hit the school bus, the Florida Highway Officials said.
Her friend, who FHP identified as a 27-year-old of Boynton Beach, was in the front passenger seat and suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries. She and the unidentified driver were taken to a nearby hospital. The 27-year-old was listed in stable condition. The driver was listed in critical condition. Police are trying to determine if alcohol was involved.
Five other students in the school bus were also transported to a nearby hospital.
Connon’s 64-year-old heartbroken father, said his daughter had just gotten a new job.
“She was so kind, kind to a fault,” he said. “She never gave me trouble.”
FHP is urging anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the department.
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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