The Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach Sheriff Office have identified two out of the four people injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Martin County near Indiantown.
The driver of a Chevrolet Malibu lost control and crossed a double solid yellow line into the path of a semi driven by a 54-year-old man of West Palm Beach, according to reports from the Palm Beach Sheriff Office and the Florida Highway Patrol officials.
The collision between the two cars caused the Malibu to be torn in two. All four people in the car were critically injured at the scene.
Following the collision with the Malibu the truck continued across the westbound lane and struck a metal guardrail, according to traffic investigators and Palm Beach Police Officials.
The Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach Sheriff Office have identified two of the passengers as Taylor Grimes, 23 and George Jake, both of West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach Sheriff Office and the Florida Highway Patrol officials are still trying to notify relatives of the driver. Police investigators and the Florida Highway Patrol would only say he was a 26-year-old-man.
The 54-year-old driver of the semi was hospitalized in Martin County in serious condition.
The Florida Highway Patrol says police investigators and the Florida Highway Patrol have not yet determined what caused the driver of the Chevrolet to lose control.
Although the Palm Beach Sheriff Office suspects either drugs or alcohol may have had a major part to play in the car crash.
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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