A West Palm Beach woman is dead and two men are in critical condition after a wreck that happened near the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Vista Parkway in suburban West Palm Beach, according to witnesses and Florida Highway Patrol officials.
Florence King, 32, died and Patrick Gibson, 33, and Joseph Cross was injured when the Mitsubishi 4-door car Gibson was driving went over the shoulder and into a street sign pole, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol.
Gibson was driving his car west on Okeechobee Boulevard when he lost control of the car and crashed into a pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old Davie boy.
Florence King died as a result of her injuries, while Gibson and Cross were taken to a local hospital, according to the Florida Highway Patrol officials as well as witnesses.
Deputies said, investigators are looking into impairment as a possible cause. Also alcohol or drugs may have been the cause of the car crash.
Firefighters had to use extraction tools to reach the victims, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman
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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