18-Year-Old Driver Caused Crash That Left Three Critical
Three women pushing baby carriages down a Palm Beach County sidewalk were seriously hurt, one critically, when a teen driver in a stolen SUV struck another vehicle and jumped the curb, police said.
The crash was triggered when an 18-year-old driver in a stolen Chevy Tahoe blew a red light in North Palm Beach near the intersection of Limestone Creek catching the attention of cops, who then began chasing him.
After hitting the victims, the driver again blew a red light and slammed into a Nissan Pathfinder as it was traveling down Delray Beach Road.
The two cars careened in opposite directions and struck the women, who were walking along separate corners at the intersection cops said.
One of the women a mom pushing her 2-year-old boy was critically injured, officials said.
“She was bleeding out of her head. It look like she was already dead. Then she started moving,” said a 52-year-old witness.
Two other women were listed in critical condition at Palm Beach County Hospital. An 11-year-old boy had minor injuries and was treated at the same hospital.
The other woman and the 10-month-old boy she was pushing were in stable condition.
The driver of the Chevy tried to run from the scene but police quickly took him into custody. Charges against him were pending.
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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