Yellow Cab Crashes Into Man With Kids In Palm Beach County
A yellow cab jumped a curb in Palm Beach County and crashed into a dad and three children as they waited for a school bus, FHP authorities and witnesses said.
A 43-old-man, his 4-year-old son, his 8-year-old daughter and two other kids ages 9 and 10 were struck by the 2014 black Toyota Camry at Boca Raton and Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County.
His 4-year old-son, writhing with a broken leg, looked on as rescuers pulled his mom and sister from beneath the car.
“I held his hand and he said, ‘I want to see my sister, I want to see my sister!’ said a 47-year-old passer-by. “He was so scared. I said, ‘Look at me! You’re going to be OK.’”
The 35-year-old cab, who held a Taxi and Limousine Commission license, told cops he lost control before jumping the curb and striking the victims.
Surveillance video shows the sidewalk full of school-aged kids as the car heads for them.
His 10-year-old son and his daughter suffered chest trauma as well as broken legs, FHP sources said. His daughter also suffered a broken pelvis and internal bleeding.
The dad, who suffered a head injury, and the injured children were all taken to Delray Medical Center.
The two other children suffered minor injuries, authorities said. The 10-year-old boy was taken to Delray Medical Center with head trauma, while the 9-year-old girl was treated at Palm Beach hospital for a minor ear abrasion, FHP officials said.
The driver remained at the scene and was questioned by cops, but no criminality was suspected.
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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