West Palm Beach Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle While Collecting Scrap Metal
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— A 67-year-old man died this week from injuries he sustained when he was hit by a drunk driver, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
The crash happened just before midnight at 525 Summit Blvd.
The man, of West Palm Beach, was improperly stopped in the road with part of the car in the shoulder, according to the sheriff’s office. He was collecting scrap metal.
A woman, 31, of Lake Worth, didn’t see him and hit the front bumper of his 1997 Chevrolet 1500 trapping him between his car and her 2019 Mitsubishi SUV, the sheriff’s office said. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he died two days later.
The driver was taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center where a consensual blood test showed she had alcohol in her system, according to the sheriff’s office. She will be facing misdemeanor DUI charges.
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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