According to the arrest report, a 44-year-old man’s evening began to go south when a resident of Granada Road spotted the man rummaging through a neighbor’s Toyota Rav 4 and then leaving in a white van.
The resident called police with a description of the man and the vehicle. An officer spotted the van headed north on Dixie Highway headed for the intersection of Okeechobee.
The officer reported the van was going about 35 mph until the officer turned on the cruiser’s lights and siren, at which point the van sped up, running two red lights and heading north into a stretch of Dixie that is one-way going south. The van narrowly missed a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser eastbound but then slammed into an oncoming silver Honda.
Authorities say, the Honda’s driver, though taken to the hospital, did not survive the crash.
Rescue crews had to pry the van driver out of that vehicle. The van had been reported stolen in Riviera Beach that day, according to the arrest report.
The 44-year-old driver was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, but a West Palm Beach Police sergeant said the man has been since moved to the jail.
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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