An 11-year-old girl was left critical after a crash involving a car and bicycle in Royal Palm Beach.
According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, a 2005 BMW, driven by a 32-year-old woman of Royal Palm Beach, was pulling out of a shopping center at 11300 Okeechobee Blvd., Florida Highway Patrol officials reports.
The 32-year-old driver was about to head west on Okeechobee Boulevard when an 11-year-old girl, identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as Sharon D. Ryan of Royal Palm Beach, was riding a bicycle nearby.
Florida Highway Patrol said, Sharon was crossing Okeechobee Boulevard, just west of the shopping center, when the driver started to head north.
As the BMW was pulling out onto Okeechobee Boulevard, Florida Highway Patrol officials said the girl rode into the path of the vehicle.
Florida Highway Patrol said, the 32-year-old driver was unable to avoid a collision and struck the girl with his car. Sharon D. Ryan was not in a crosswalk and did not have any lights.
She was transported to Saint Mary’s Medical Center and had been listed in critical condition. The 32-year-old driver was not hurt..
No further information was immediately available.
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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