Bernice Jakes Franklin 44, of Riviera Beach, remained at the Delray Medical Hospital in Palm Beach County, just days after the wreck in Delray Beach, according to a Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant.
Bernice’s relative, who was in a Kia sedan, was involved in a wreck on the interstate. He said Bernice got out of her car to check on the relative. A 1998 Honda Civic, driven by a 56-year old woman of Martin County, was traveling south on I-75 at the time, according to a news release from the FHP.
Officials said downpours in the area prevented the 56-year-old from seeing the Kia initially.
“She said did not see it until the last second,” a FHP official said.
FHP officials said the 56-year-old had swerved to avoid the car, but instead sideswiped it and hit Bernice in the process. The car rotated counter-clockwise before stopping.
Authorities said Bernice landed behind the Kia after she was struck, suffering a severed leg. The FHP and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office provided tourniquets to help stabilize her leg, according to the release.
The 56-year-old remained on the scene. FHP said charges in the crash are still pending.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuiries. 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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