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Boynton Beach Resident Killed In Turnpike Crash

COCONUT CREEK, FL — Florida Highway Patrol says Boynton Beach resident, 54, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Florida’s Turnpike.

According to investigators, the victim was driving his 2007 Dodge southbound — in the area of Hillsboro Blvd., — when he lost control of his vehicle.

The following is the police narrative of the crash:  Note Vehicle 1 is the victim’s, Vehicle 2 driver is a Miami resident, and Vehicle 3 driver is a resident of Summerland Key, FL.

FHP NARRATIVE: Vehicle 1 (V-1) was traveling south on southbound State Road 91 (Florida’s Turnpike) upon the inside paved travel lane. Vehicle 2 (V-2) was traveling south on southbound State Road 91 upon the center paved travel lane. Vehicle 3 (V-3) was traveling south on southbound State Road 91 upon an unknown paved travel lane. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of V-1, (D-1), failed to maintain safe control of his vehicle, causing V-1 to veer towards the right as it traveled in a westerly direction, into the path of V-2. As a result of the aforementioned action, the front of V-2 struck the right passenger side of V-1.

After this T-bone type collision occurred, V-1 rotated in a clockwise direction as it traveled in a southwesterly direction. V-2 also rotated in a clockwise direction as it traveled in a southwesterly direction, post-collision. V-1 came to rest facing in a southwesterly direction, straddling the intermittent white lines which separated the inside and center paved travel lanes. V-2 came to rest facing in a northwesterly direction, straddling the intermittent white lines which separated the inside and center paved travel lanes. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of V-3 (D-3) failed to safely maneuver around V-2 resulting in a side angle collision between the aforementioned vehicles.

As a result of the aforementioned collision, V-2 rotated in a counter-clockwise direction causing the front left bumper area of V-2 to collide with the rear right bumper area of V-1. V-1/V-2 both came to final rest, facing in a southwesterly direction, straddling the intermittent white lines, with V-2 slightly to the north of V-1. After colliding with V-2, V- continued to travel in a southerly direction, coming to final rest facing in a southwesterly direction, upon the outside paved travel lane. The roadway was reportedly wet at the time this crash occurred. D-1 was transported to Broward Health North where he succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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