West Palm Beach-Area Man Dies After Crash On Okeechobee Boulevard, PBSO Says
WEST PALM BEACH — A 24-year-old West Palm Beach-area man died after he ran into the path of a car on Okeechobee Boulevard, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
He died about an hour after the crash which happened just west of Military Trail.
He began running southbound across the westbound lanes and into the path of a 2008 Honda Accord, according to a PBSO report. The impact threw him to the pavement.
Paramedics took him to an unspecified hospital, where he died, PBSO said. Its report called his actions “improper.”
The driver of the Accord, a 20-year-old man of suburban West Palm Beach, sustained minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt when the crash happened, PBSO said.
An investigation is ongoing into the cause of the crash.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law. It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”
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