Florida Highway Patrol confirms two people died in a deadly collision. Officials tell West Palm Beach Florida, the two victims were traveling inside a red pickup truck down Midway Road, failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Okeechobee Road and Midway Road.
A 30-year old man told WPBF 25 News that he witnessed the accident.
“People think that a semi-truck can just stop on a dime, and it can’t. A red pick-up truck came down Midway Road, made a left hand turn and failed to stop.” The 30-year Old witness said.
A second witness identified as a 43-year old said the impact was so great both vehicles caught on fire. “I went up around the truck and tried to help get the driver out of the F150. The seats were collapsed and stuff was everywhere.” The 43-year old victim said.
Both victims inside the pick-up truck died on the scene. Investigators are now notifying their next to kin.
The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol Department is encouraging anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the FHP Department
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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