Women Trapped In Vehicle After Crash Near I-95 And W Boynton Beach Boulevard
Two women were trapped and had to be extricated from an SUV that was hit in a crash that occurred on I-95 in W Boynton Beach Boulevard.
Even as paramedics cut out two women from a smashed SUV on I-95, a North Palm Beach man who had crashed into that vehicle pulled the license plate of his own SUV and caught a ride home, according to reports.
A 26-year-old has been charged with several hit-and-run counts in the crash. He was booked at the Palm Beach County Jail.
A Florida Highway Patrol report says that the driver crashed into the SUV and a pickup as he drove his 2013 Ford SUV on State Road 710 in the Taylor Creek neighborhood, about four miles southeast of downtown Okeechobee.
The report does not detail the crash.
According to an Okeechobee County Fire-Rescue report, paramedics found the pickup on its side and the SUV in a ditch.
Crews found two women trapped in the SUV and had to cut them out. Both were taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, where the driver died and the passenger was hospitalized in serious condition.
The pickup’s driver and his passenger refused medical help, the Okeechobee County Fire-Rescue report said.
Neither agency’s report identifies the people in the SUV or the pickup.
Authorities arrested the driver in North Palm Beach where he admitted to his part in the crash and said he ran because he was afraid. He said he took the license plate from his vehicle and ran to a nearby service station to call a cousin to pick him up. He also admitted never having been issued a driver’s license.
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 not being distracted by texting, talking on your phone or communicating with your passengers. 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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