An Uber driver from Delray Beach was sent to the hospital with a severe head injury in a violent crash at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
The Uber driver was injured in a violent crash with an out-of-control vehicle that went airborne as it crossed the railroad tracks at an Oakland Park intersection, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Tyler Jakes of Delray Beach was driving a passenger in a white Altima east on Commercial Boulevard when a gray Altima going the opposite direction lost control, said a sheriff’s spokeswoman.
Jake’s passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries after the midnight crash but was expected to survive, the sheriff’s office said. The passenger’s name was not released by authorities.
The 39-year-old driver of the Altima was speeding when he crashed into the Uber driver’s car at the Dixie Highway intersection, Concepcion said.
“The vehicles collided with such force that the engine of the 39-year-old man’s car separated from the vehicle,” she said. “The battery and other vehicle parts were also scattered on the roadway.”
“As the 39-year-old driver crossed over the railroad tracks at Dixie Highway, his vehicle went airborne, rotating as it slid across multiple lanes of traffic,” FHP said.
The 39-year old man’s car slid toward oncoming traffic, grazed an Acura and then crashed into the Uber driver’s car, the sheriff’s office said.
A 22-year-old man of Plantation was driving the Acura. He remained at the scene and is aiding the investigation.
Paramedics from Oakland Park Fire Rescue took the 39-year-old man, Jakes and the Uber passenger to the hospital.
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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