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45-Year-Old Driver Arrested For Crash That Killed Two

The driver of the car that overturned and killed two passengers on Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach has been arrested.

A 45-year-old man of West Palm Beach faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and driving with a suspended license, according to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report.

His Ford Explorer overturned several times on the highway near the Gateway Boulevard exit after hitting a semi-trailer, killing two 23-year-old passengers of West Palm Beach.

Neither passengers was wearing seat belts. The passenger, who was in the back seat, was ejected from the car and was found about 10 feet away from the 45-year-old driver and the other passenger who were still in the car, FHP said in its report.

Both passengers were pronounced dead on the scene, and the 45-year-old driver was taken to Delray Medical Center in serious condition.

The truck driver did not sustain any injuries, FHP said, he was wearing a seat belt.

According to the report, officers who were assisting the driver on the scene smelled alcohol on him. Blood was drawn while he was in surgery to confirm his blood-alcohol level.

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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 Deputies Hailed As Heroes For Saving A Woman From A Fiery 3-Vehicle Crash

Two deputies pulled a woman to safety after a fiery 3-vehicle crash in Indian River County, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened at 66th Avenue and Oslo Road.

A car southbound on 66th Avenue turned in front of a septic tanker truck and that caused a collision with a refuse flatbed truck, the sheriff’s office said.

Officials said the vehicle and the sewage truck caught fire.

An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy, who was the first official on the scene, discovered that a woman was in the car. He broke a window to try to free her, but quickly learned that she was trapped by her seat belt, steering wheel, and airbag.

A short time later the deputy arrived and, after unsuccessfully trying to put out flames with a fire extinguisher, both managed to pull the woman out of the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

“We are so proud of the deputies for their lifesaving efforts. Video of the incident shows that, despite danger to themselves, they continued to work to save this woman from her burning car,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a news release.

A retired deputy assisted his former colleagues with another fire extinguisher. “We just gave it one more ditch effort and we were able to pull her out,” the retired deputy said..

A 33-year old construction worker said he had heard a loud boom and he watched the rescue unfold.

“I was amazed. I mean I stood right there watching and they got her out of that vehicle,” he said.

The patient was flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital and is in critical condition. One of the deputies suffered minor burns to her hand during the rescue.

The Florida Highway Patrol is now investigating the crash

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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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3-Dead In Three-Vehicle Car Crash In Belle Glade

A three-vehicle crash involving a car and two semis in Belle Glade has killed two people.

The crash was reported at 38000 State Road 80 near Sugar House Road.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a semi driven by a 54-year-old man of Ocala was eastbound on State Road 80 and struck the left side of a Mazda driven which was being driven by a man, 21, of South Bay, who was northbound on Sugar House Road.

The semi ended up in the westbound lanes in the path of a U.S. Mail tractor-trailer driven by a man, 54, of West Palm Beach. His rig veered off the road and burst into flames, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

“The cab of the second tractor trailer was completely destroyed. He was very fortunate to get out of the truck before it burst into flames,” a Florida Highway Patrol official said.

One driver was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in serious condition.

Two of the drivers involved in the crash were pronounced dead at the scene.

Eastbound lanes on State Road 80 had been reopened. Westbound lanes also opened later.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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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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Man, 18, Dies Following Greenacres Motorcycle Crash

GREENACRES – An 18-year-old Lake Worth-area man died a day after a car struck him as he rode his motorcycle on South Jog Road in Greenacres, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

The impact threw him off his Suzuki bike and onto the pavement causing life-threatening injuries. Paramedics took him to Delray Medical Center, where he died.

He was riding northbound on the 2200 block of Jog Road near Purdy Lane at midnight when the driver of a 2017 Hyundai Sonata made a U-turn on Jog and “violated” his right of way, PBSO said.

The report does not say how fast the vehicles were traveling when they crashed.

PBSO’s crash report said charges are pending against the driver of the Sonata, a 33-year-old man who lives in the Greenacres area. The Palm Beach Post is not naming him because he has not yet been charged with a crime.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this accident.  “It is so important to be aware of motorcyclists on the road because of the severity of their injuries in accidents. There was a public service campaign that encouraged drivers to look left, right and left again just to provide added protection to motorcyclists. If you were injured in an accident and want to discuss your rights, please contact my office for a free consolation”.

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Two Dead, One Injured In Boynton Beach Car Crash

Two people were confirmed dead when a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Boynton Beach, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

A Boynton Beach Police Department spokeswoman said the crash occurred in the 3500 block of South Federal Hwy.

A motorcycle was traveling south on Federal Highway when the driver of a black Dodge Ram pickup truck heading north on Federal Highway failed to yield and began to make a left turn into the entrance of the Seaborne Cove community, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The motorcycle, an orange Honda Repsol, struck the passenger’s side doors of the Dodge, which caused the truck to flip onto the driver’s side.

The 54-year-old truck driver was taken to the Delray Medical Center with non-life- threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist and passenger, identified as a man, 47, and woman, 38, of West Palm Beach both died at the scene.

The Boynton Beach Police Department said it is unclear who was driving the motorcycle and what lead to the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Traffic Homicide Investigating Department.

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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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Authorities In Search Of Second Car Involved In Fatal Bicycle Crash In St. Lucie County

ST LUCIE COUNTY — Troopers said they’re looking for a second vehicle involved in a recent bicyclist’s death.

A Fort Pierce man was killed along U.S. 1 at Harbor Branch Road after his bicycle was struck by a southbound vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 56-year-old man, who was not identified by FHP, was traveling southbound in a designated bike lane just before midnight when he “drifted into the right lane and (his) bicycle was struck by the right front side of a sedan-type vehicle”, reports stated.

FHP announced it was looking for a second vehicle, dark in color, which also struck the bicycle but did not stay at the scene.

On the night of the crash, troopers interviewed the driver who struck the bicyclist first.

Anyone with information about the second car can call Treasure Coast CrimeStoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “That is a very busy intersections and drivers need to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists in that area.  Please be careful whenever there are bicyclist sharing the road with you as a vehicle driver.  Those on bicycles have rights to the road also.  Let my many years of fighting for the injured help you through this difficult time.  Call for a free consultation.”

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Fatal Crash On 58th Avenue In Southern Indian River County

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A fatal two-car crash had several blocks of 58th Avenue closed for hours, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at the 4900 block of 58th Avenue, north of Oslo Road. As of the time of this report, all lanes between 45th and 53rd streets remained blocked.

No other information was available about other injuries.

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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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One Dead, One In Critical Condition As Lexus Collides With A Honda Motorcycle

A car dealership mechanic crashed into a motorcycle with two riders and killed one of them, according to Delray Beach police and the Florida Highway Patrol.

The mechanic was test-driving a 2002 Lexus sedan and police officials say witnesses told them he was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Witnesses told police officials he was traveling northbound in the 2000 block of South Dixie Highway and swerved to avoid another car. The man crossed into the southbound lanes and then into some soft dirt on the west side of the roadway. When he drove back onto Dixie Highway, he collided with the Honda Goldwing motorcycle on which a man and woman were riding.

Police say both riders were transported to Delray Medical Center as trauma alerts where the woman was later pronounced dead. The male rider is in critical condition.

The driver of the Lexus, who works as a mechanic about 8 blocks south of the crash site, was uninjured.

Florida Highway Patrol officials say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

DBPD traffic homicide is still investigating the cause of the fatal crash in the 2000 block of S. Dixie Hwy.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this accident.  “It is so important to be aware of motorcyclists on the road because of the severity of their injuries in accidents. There was a public service campaign that encouraged drivers to look left, right and left again just to provide added protection to motorcyclists. If you were injured in an accident and want to discuss your rights, please contact my office for a free consolation”.

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FHP Identifies Two Of Three People Killed In Semi Collision Near Indiantown

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has identified two of the three people killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on State Road 710 in Martin County near Indiantown.

The driver of a Chevrolet Malibu lost control and crossed a double solid yellow line into the path of a semi driven by a 47-year-old man of Lacoochee, Florida, according to reports from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol officials.

The collision between the two cars caused the Malibu to be torn in two. All three people in the car died at the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office have identified two of the passengers as a woman, 23, and a child, 4, both of Arcadia.

PBSO and the Florida Highway Patrol officials are still trying to notify relatives of the driver. Investigators would only say he was a 22-year-old-man.

Following the collision, the Malibu the truck continued across the westbound lane and struck a metal guardrail, according to traffic investigators.

The 47-year-old driver of the semi was hospitalized in Martin County in serious condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol says investigators have not yet determined what caused the driver of the Chevrolet to lose control.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office suspects either drugs or alcohol may have had a major part to play in 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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Teen Struck And Killed In Port St. Lucie

Port St. Lucie police stated that a teenage pedestrian has died after being hit by a car.

The victim was struck around at SW Rosser Boulevard and SW Apricot Road.

After a long while, police authorities say they have identified the struck pedestrian as a 16-year-old teenager.

Authorities say they were finally able to identify the boy while canvassing the neighborhood near the accident site. They say his brother approached police, and gave them a description of what he was wearing when he had left the house.

His family told police that he was walking to McDonald’s.

He and his family had just moved to Port St. Lucie from Broward County, and was not yet enrolled in the local school district.

The driver involved in the crash stopped and called 911, and is not facing charges.

An assistant police chief said it was a very sensitive case.

“We may never know what happened because we can’t talk to him and find out what his intentions were crossing the road. It appears he was standing in the middle of the road, in the median, and it was just an unfortunate tragedy,” he said.

 

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “A Hit-and-run is one of the worst type of accidents.  When that person that fled the scene is caught you have rights that are different then in a regular car crash.  Make sure you speak to a licensed professional about your rights”.

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