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Palm Beach Car Crash Kills Derrick Lawson And Left Others Injured

A three-vehicle crash near Hypoluxo Road left a Boynton Beach man dead and closed traffic in both directions on Federal Highway for several hours.

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Derrick Lawson died on the scene after he was ejected from the 2006 Infiniti G35 he was driving.  His car was struck by a 2005 Acura RL, according to a Florida Highway Patrol investigation.

After hitting Lawson the Acura overturned, leaving its 31-year-old driver with serious injuries. The 31-year-old driver was taken to Bethesda Hospital East in Riviera Beach. No place of residence for the driver was not immediately available.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Lawson was driving southbound on the inside lane of Federal Highway when he veered left and struck the median curb. The Infiniti continued south and struck two trees, causing Lawson to be thrown onto the roadway.

A 2012 Honda Civic driven by a 27-year-old stopped behind the area of the collision to assist, FHP said.

The 37-year-old driver was traveling south on Federal and turned the Acura abruptly to avoid crashing into the Honda. The Acura sideswiped the Honda, then hit Lawson, whose body was on the inside lane.

The crash remains under investigation according to the Florida Highway Patrol Department.

Toxicology tests on Lawson are pending, FHP said.

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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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