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Boy, 14, killed in Martin County crash

A 14-year-old boy yet to be identified was killed in a crash near 3250 SE Federal Highway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash took place eastbound across U.S. 1 just south of Indian Street while he was riding his bicycle. He then ran into a southbound Dodge Sprinter van driven by a 51-year-old man of Trevor, Wisconsin, Lt. Alvaro Feola, FHP spokesman, said in a news release.

Along with FHP crews, Martin County Fire Rescue was at the scene. The boy is originally from Stuart, Florida, Feola said.

First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the accident happened. The boy lay unconscious as paramedics transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at arrival. The vehicle driver was not injured, Feola said.

Two southbound lanes on U.S. 1 are currently closed. The crash caused traffic delays in two southbound lanes of the Federal Highway near Miami-Dade County.  There’s no comment on when the closed lanes will be reopened.

Authorities are investigating the crash. Please drive with caution and stay safe.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “That is a very busy intersections and drivers need to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists in that area.  Please be careful whenever there are bicyclist sharing the road with you as a vehicle driver.  Those on bicycles have rights to the road also.  Let my many years of fighting for the injured help you through this difficult time.  Call for a free consultation.”

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