Two men died after authorities said they jumped from a bridge following a car crash on a freeway just north of Riviera Beach.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a Nissan Altima was traveling east on Rivera Beach Road near Boca Raton when the car spun out for unknown reasons and crashed into a pickup truck.
FHP officials said, when the car came to rest, it was facing in oncoming traffic. Officials said, the six people inside got out of the car and ran across freeway lanes to avoid the oncoming vehicles.
Four people from the group jumped over the right shoulder, not realizing they were leaping from a bridge, the FHP said.
The four fell 50-75 feet from the structure. FHP officials said, two men in their 20’s died at the scene.
The two other people were taken to the hospital with injuries of unknown severity.
Three other people in the pickup truck were also transported to the hospital.
Two others from the group who did not jump were last seen running away from the freeway.
The people in the group were not immediately identified.
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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