A 67-year-old Belle Glade woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash near Wellington, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach Sheriff Office reports.
Police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol identified the woman as Grace Jacob.
The crash happened on northbound U.S. 27 at mile marker 59. According to a crash report by the Palm Beach Sheriff Office as well as the Florida Highway Patrol.
Grace was driving north when she moved to the outside lane from the inside lane. Grace’s 2014 Mazda crashed into the back of a northbound Mack truck as she changed lanes, the Florida Highway Patrol crash report said.
Both vehicles came to a stop in the outside lane. Grace was declared critical at the scene. Authorities are investigating whether she was under the influence of alcohol. The report indicates that she was not wearing a seat belt.
The truck driver, identified as a 42-year-old of Clewiston, sustain minor injuries and was taken to Delray Medical Center in Palm Beach County.
Three other passengers in the Mack truck also sustain injuries that were reported not to be critical.
The crash is still under investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Anyone with relevant information relating to the crash is asked to contact the agency at once.
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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