Helping people was part of Antonia Creek’s DNA, according to family and friends. It ended up costing the 25-year-old Boynton Beach mother her life.
Creek was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 near Titusville when she came upon a disabled van stranded in a travel lane and got out to help. A Chevy pickup swerved once to avoid the van and then again to avoid a crash. It struck Creek as she desperately ran toward the interstate’s grass median. She died at the scene.
“Anybody should be applauded for wanting to help somebody,” said a FHP Sergeant. “They just want to help, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
But much can go wrong when a “good Samaritan” motorist, as FHP called Creek, gets out of their vehicle to assist another on a super-fast highway, especially at night.
“You just have to be careful, but even being careful is no certainty that something may not happen,” a FHP official said. “It only takes one driver who isn’t paying attention or focused on something else for a tragedy to take place.”
A spokesman for the American Automobile Association said, motorists should pull over to the roadway’s shoulder before taking further action. If a stranded vehicle is in the roadway, calling 911 may be the best approach.
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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