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Crash Involving Truck-Trailer Blocks Lanes On I-95

An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking lanes on I-95 northbound in Okeechobee Blvd, officials said.

Florida Highway Patrol says the truck driver was driving northbound on I-95 near Okeechobee Blvd exit ramp when he ran the red light and struck an oncoming vehicle, pushing it off the road.

The man was cited for careless driving.

One person was injured in the crash, FHP reports. The truck driver also sustained some injuries in the crash.

First emergency responders arrived at the site after the accident happened and the crash victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.

This route is partially blocked due to the severity of the crash, causing traffic delays. Vehicles on this route are pulling to the roadside to allow crews work. The delay of traffic on this route is due to the severity of the crash. It is best to exit I-95 via Southern Blvd or Palm Beach Lakes Blvd in the north.

Drivers are encouraged to exercise caution if traveling in the area as crews work to clear the scene.

Please drive with caution and stay safe.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Cases involving accidents with tractor trailers are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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Woman Dead, Others Injured In Crash Near SW Heatherwood Blvd And SW Cashmere Blvd

A woman died and five people were injured in a crash near Cashmere Blvd in Port St. Lucie police said.

The wreck took place at SW Heatherwood Blvd and SW Cashmere Blvd

First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the accident happened and the victims were transported to the hospital for treatment.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene after the two-vehicle crash. One girl was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. The other girl and a man were taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. The man and woman from the other car were taken to Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.

According to report, the scene is swarmed with police cars and fire trucks, and the intersection blocked. Avoid this intersection if possible. It’s best to make use of alternative route.

According to the police, the fatal crash is still being investigated.

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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Serious Injury Crash Shuts Down Palm Springs Road

A multi-vehicle crash on 10th Avenue and Congress Avenue has shut down traffic in Palm Springs, authorities said.

Palm Springs Police on scene says a couple of children were involved in the crash. The children suffered various degrees of injuries –ranging from major to minor – and have been taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

The wreckage was severe.  The driver of one of the vehicles had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel using extricating tools. The driver has been taken to a nearby hospital but his condition was not released.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident and are working to clean up the mess. According to some witnesses, a vehicle crashed into several parked vehicles, causing a loud bang that woke some residents up.

10th Avenue North from Congress Avenue to around Rudolph Road will remain closed until authorities are able to clear the scene.

Vehicles on this route are pulling to the roadside to allow crews to work. Some are pulling into nearby side streets. The delay of traffic on this route is due to the severity of the crash. It is best to use an alternative route.

Please drive with caution and stay safe.

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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2 Semitrucks Crash On I-95 Near Palm Beach

A crash involving two vehicles in West Palm Beach has left two kids hospitalized. The crash has also caused traffic to back up in West Palm Beach, the Police Department said.

The crash took place when a woman who was driving a Mercedes Benz on West Palm Beach tried to make an illegal U-turn and pulled in front of a southbound Nissan Xterra, police said.

The driver of the Nissan was not able to stop, leading to a crash according to police. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

Police said a 7-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy were injured in the crash.

Both children, who were secured in child seats during the crash, were sent to the trauma center at a hospital in Palm Beach, officials said. No other occupants were injured in the crash, police said.

Officers said the woman driving the Benz was cited for failure to yield right of way.

The crash is still being investigated, police said.

First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the accident happened and the victims were transported to the hospital for treatment.

This route is partially blocked due to the severity of the crash, causing traffic delays.

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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Pedestrian Killed In Crash Off Of Melaleuca Lane

A 22-year-old Lake Worth Beach man is dead after being hit by a truck while crossing Melaleuca Lane outside of Lake Worth Beach.

The man was walking north on Coconut Road early morning when he crossed Melaleuca Lane and stepped directly in the path of an eastbound Ford F-350 driven by a 55-year-old man also of Lake Worth Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

He failed to yield the right of way to the other driver, the report said. Coconut is between Congress Avenue and Military Trail near Atlantis.

The victim was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead two hours after.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “This is a tragic car crash here in Palm Beach County.  Our thoughts go out to all that have been impacted by this terrible accident.”

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Crash Blocks I-95 Near Palm Beach Gardens

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fl. — A crash on I-95 is blocking three southbound lanes near the Palm Beach Gardens Boulevard exit.

According to a report by FHP, the crash happened just after the PGA Boulevard exit in the northbound lanes. The victim suffered injuries when his SUV crashed into another vehicle on northbound Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens.

Rescue crews were called. Paramedics and fire rescue arrived at the scene of the wreck promptly.

A passenger was trapped in one of the vehicles and was extricated when paramedics arrived. He appears to have suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported quickly to a trauma center. The driver of the other vehicle seemed stable.

At the time of this reporting, authorities are still investigating and the full details of the crash are yet to be published. It is unclear whether speeding, alcohol or drugs were a cause of the accident.

The crash blocked several lanes on the highway.  The FHP advised drivers to take other routes.

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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FHP: Three-Vehicle St. Lucie County Crash Leaves One Man Dead, Five Seriously Injured

ST LUCIE COUNTY — One man is dead and five others were seriously injured after a three-vehicle crash in St. Lucie County.

The crash happened when a sedan driving eastbound on Southeast Walton Road suddenly crossed the roadway’s center line for unknown reasons and struck two vehicles, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Yanko Reyes.

The sedan, driven by a man of unknown age with three passengers, collided with a sports utility vehicle and pickup truck moving westbound on Southeast Walton Road, Reyes said.

The male sedan driver was pronounced dead on the scene and the three passengers also in the car all sustained “serious” injuries, according to an FHP release.

The three seriously injured passengers in the Sedan that swerved across Southeast Walton Road are a 24-year-old Poinciana woman, a 24-year- old Okeechobee man and a 26-year-old woman with an unknown hometown.

Driving westbound in the sports utility vehicle, a 33-year-old Fort Pierce man was struck by the swerving sedan, according to FHP officials. His injuries are also serious.

Also moving in that same direction was a pickup truck driven by a 29-year-old Port St. Lucie man, Reyes said. His vehicle was then also struck by the eastbound sedan, leaving him with serious injuries. A 28-year old man, also from Port St. Lucie, suffered minor injuries.

The crash is still awaiting an investigation and no other information was made immediately available, according to FHP. None of the drivers or passengers have been identified yet.

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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1 Person Killed In Crash Involving Train In St Lucie Blvd

ST LUCIE COUNTY — One person died after being struck by a southbound train in northern St. Lucie County, a St. Lucie County sheriff’s official said.

“One person died after a crash involving a train near St. Lucie Boulevard and Old Dixie Highway, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office,” SLCSO Spokesman stated.

St. Lucie County Fire District crews went to the incident by Old Dixie Highway and Saint Lucie Boulevard, according to Brenda Stokes, St. Lucie County Fire District spokesperson.

The train tracks are just east of that intersection, which is north of downtown Fort Pierce in a largely residential area.

The southbound train struck a person, a sheriff’s official said. The name was not released, nor was any information about the person.

Yellow tape blocked off the area as sheriff’s officials walked the scene more than an hour after the incident. A neighborhood resident said he was pulling weeds at the time. He said he saw a short train passing.

“Wasn’t going very fast. Normally the horns knock you off your feet,” King said. “He just barely tapped the horn and then I heard all the brakes click on.”

He said sheriff’s officials and fire trucks then “piled up” in the area.

“I thought maybe … a guy working on the train might have fell in between the cars and got killed or maybe somebody was just laying on the tracks,” King said. “Who know? This is a weird area.”

A sheriff’s official said no roads were closed and that traffic wasn’t impacted.

No other information was available at the time of this report.

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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Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Pickup Crash

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES — A driver was killed in a pickup crash involving another vehicle, causing his truck to go off a dirt road and into a canal in Loxahatchee Groves, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash happened at the intersection of North and F Roads in Loxahatchee Groves, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

The man was heading west on North Road in a Ford Edge with a passenger, according to a police report. Investigators say he was speeding prior to the crash.

His vehicle failed to stay in its lane west of F Road, driving off the road onto a small embankment and then landing in a canal containing several feet of water. The vehicle rolled over onto its roof, submerging the interior compartment.

EMS arrived at the scene of the crash. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue paramedics pronounced the driver dead at the scene while the passenger was transferred to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigations are ongoing into to the cause of the crash. Drivers are advised to use alternate lanes.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Cases involving accidents with trucks are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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Pedestrian Killed In Pompano Beach Crash

POMPANO BEACH — A pedestrian has died after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the highway in Pompano Beach, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.

Firefighters found a man of Stuart dead on the roadway near the intersection of N Dixie Hwy near Copans Road.

An SUV had struck the man, said a spokesman for Broward County Fire Rescue.

According to the crash report, the vehicle struck the man as he tried to cross N Dixie Hwy. He was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.

The report said the driver of the SUV, identified as a man of suburban Palm Beach Gardens, attempted to avoid hitting the pedestrian but struck him before climbing the center median and crossing all northbound lanes.

The report does not state the speed at which his vehicle was traveling at the time of the crash. It also does not say that the driver is facing any charges or whether authorities issued him any citations at the scene.

Comments:

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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