2 Men Killed In Lake Worth Crash, Child Critically Injured
Two men were killed and a 6-year-old child was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Wellington, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported.
A 38-year-old man of Greenacres, and another man, 63, of Wellington, died in a head-on collision near Lake Worth Road and State Road 7, according to an official report.
Authorities say both men didn’t survive the injuries suffered in the head-on collision.
According to a sheriff’s crash report, one of the men rear-ended one vehicle, veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into a second vehicle, a 2012 Scion. The second man and a 6-year-old girl were passengers in the Scion, the crash report said. They along with the vehicle’s driver were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center.
The man died the following day. The vehicle’s driver had serious injuries.
Investigators say he was driving west on Lake Worth Road when he failed to properly observe a vehicle in front of him. He maneuvered left in an attempt to avoid a collision but rear-ended a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. His 2016 Kia Soul then traveled south across all westbound lanes, crossed the median and hit a stop sign. It continued into the eastbound lanes, where it crashed into the Scion.
As the Scion decelerated, it was hit from behind by a 2016 Toyota Tundra, the report said. A passenger in the Toyota, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.
No other injuries were reported.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are paying attention to all road signs and signals. If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”
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