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Man, 68, Is Killed in I-95 Crash With Wandering Bull; 5 Injured, 7 Vehicles Involved

A 68-year-old man was killed after the BMW he was driving collided with a wandering bull on I-95 just south of the intersection at State Road 100 and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

That collision triggered a series of other collisions that ended up involving six more vehicles, two of them tractor-trailers, and sending six people to local hospitals.

The bull was also killed and ended up on the side of the road.

The crash took place at mile marker 280 in the northbound lanes of I-95. It’s unclear why the bull was wandering in that area or how it had gotten there at all. The Florida Highway Patrol has not yet determined the complete sequence of events.

Among those involved were a 7-year-old child and a pregnant woman.

After the crash a driver passing by stopped and put on her flashers, trying to stop traffic. One of the callers to 911 reported seeing a large SUV go airborne and flip.

A woman, whose age FHP did not disclose, was the passenger in a 2013 BMW X5 the man was driving. She was seriously injured and was one of the two patients taken to the hospital. Another individual in a Toyota Highlander was also involved in the crash but was not named in the FHP report, and did not sustain injuries. Others had different severity of injuries.

I-95 northbound was shut down near the crash site and remained either shut down or limited to restricted traffic.

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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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Driver Of Van In Vero Beach Crash That Killed Holy Cross Rower Cited For Death

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A former rowing team coach, the driver of the van involved in the crash that killed a 20-year-old rower from College of the Holy Cross, was cited for the deadly crash.

An accident report from Vero Beach police states the rowing team coach violated a pickup truck’s right of way while trying to make a left-hand turn on Indian River Boulevard to go east over the Barber Bridge.

The light was green without a green turn arrow, according to the report. The van drove directly into the path of an oncoming pickup truck which slammed into the van.

When emergency crews arrived, they found the 20-year-old who was sitting in the front passenger seat trapped inside the van due to damage from the crash, according to the report. She was unresponsive but still breathing.

There were also several others in the back of the van who were injured and asking for help, according to the report. When an officer approached the team coach he said, “I thought I had a green arrow” and “Did I not have a green arrow? Did I have… we don’t know if I had?” according to a report.

The driver of the pickup truck said the van pulled out in front of him and he didn’t have time to react.

The 20-year-old later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Police determined the violation of the truck’s right of way was the cause of the crash.

The team coach recently resigned from his position as director of rowing and head coach of the women’s rowing team. He worked at Holy Cross for 34 years.

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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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22-Year-Old Man Killed After Car Crash In Fort Pierce

FT PIERCE, Fla. – The family of a Florida tourist, who was killed in a rollover while taking part in a tour, has spoken out about the lack of safety that could lead to other deaths on the island.

A 22-year-old was killed when the four-wheel-drive tour vehicle he was a passenger in struck a 36-year-old Palm Beach County cab driver.

The cab driver, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

His parents, a 43-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man, have started a petition to try to improve safety standards for tours in the county including ensuring anyone driving a tour vehicle is over 25 years of age and had rigorous training before being able to drive in Fort Pierce.

“When an under 25-year-old tour guide drives around without any restrictions from the government it is risking the lives of people,” his 52-year-old dad said.

The Florida Highway Patrol, however, is still on the verge of determining the actual cause of the accident as drugs or alcohol may have been a cause of this 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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Firefighter Charged After Causing Car Crash That Injured Two People

A firefighter had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he ran a red light and crashed his pickup into a middle-aged man leaving the 45-year-old father and an 11-year-old passenger critically injured, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records show.

The 24-year-old firefighter, of Port Salerno, turned himself in to the sheriff’s office, said his private attorney. He faces charges driving while under the influence, and causing property damage and reckless driving.

The firefighter appeared before the Circuit Judge at the county jail. It was ordered that the he be held on $41,000 bail. He was later released from custody.

He cannot have contact either with the victim’s family or any witnesses. He must undergo random testing for drugs and alcohol.

The firefighter was hired by Palm Beach Fire Rescue. He was not on duty at the time of the accident, authorities said.

The firefighter, who sustained minor injuries in the crash, resigned his position with Palm Beach Fire Rescue. He was a probationary employee, a city spokeswoman said. Anyone with additional information concerning the crash is asked to contact your local law enforcement.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Driving the speed limit and staying sober 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 this hasn’t been followed which resulted in catastrophic consequences.”

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Car Crash At The Intersection Of Jog Rd and 10th Ave N Critically Injured One Person

A driver who saw a motorcyclist heading the wrong way and heading toward him tried to avoid a collision but couldn’t, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened along the intersection of Jog Rd and 10th Ave N, according to the official report.

According to PBSO officials, a 32-year-old man of Martin County was riding a black 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound in the northbound lanes of Wellington Trace. A 24-year-old of Pembroke Pines driving a Toyota Corolla, heading north, tried to maneuver out of the way but the two collided head-on.

The 32-year-old was rushed to a local hospital said PBSO officials. The 24-year old was not hurt.

The investigation is continuing and no reason has been yet provided as to why the motorcycle was going in the wrong direction.

According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, they were no other victims involved in the  incident.

Deputies ask anyone with relevant information to contact the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office or the Florida Highway Patrol.

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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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Five People Injured After A Two-Vehicle Crash That Happened At N Military Trail and Northlake Blvd

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol said a 2003 Ford F350, driven by a 46-year-old man of  West Palm Beach, was traveling on N Military Trail approaching Palm Beach Gardens.

A 2008 Kia Sorento, driven by a 28-year old of West Palm Beach, was traveling northbound on Northlake Blvd approaching N Military Trail.

As both vehicles entered the intersection of Northlake Blvd and N Military Trail, the front of the 2003 Ford F350 truck collided with the passenger side of the Kia.

The Ford then rotated and overturned, sliding northwest. The driver’s side of the cab struck a cement utility pole.

The Kia rotated and overturned, coming to rest on the northwest side of the intersection on the grass facing northwest.

The Ford driver and four other passengers in his vehicle were all listed in critical condition at the scene by paramedics.

The 28-year old driving the Kia was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach Sherrif’s Office reported the crash is still under investigation as they are still trying to determine if toxicity was a factor.

Anyone with relevant information concerning the accident is asked to contact the local authorities.

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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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Car Crash On SW Martin Hwy Sends One To The Hospital

A 26-year-old man was critically injured in a rollover crash that happened at the intersection of SW Martin Hwy in Martin County, according to reports made by Florida Highway Patrol officials.

The 26-year-old man was unconscious when the Jeep Cherokee he was driving crashed into a pickup truck and then rolled over on SW Martin Hwy in Martin County, police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The crash happened on SW Martin Hwy near Interstate 95, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The man was taken to a local hospital in Martin County by EMS.

The pickup truck driver and two of his passengers were both unconscious at the time of the crash and were also taken to a nearby hospital.

The Jeep Cherokee went off the left side of SW Martin Hwy around a curve, rolled over and hit the pickup truck before it came to a stop, FHP said.

Firefighters extricated the man from the Jeep. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash, officials said.

The accident is still under investigation.  Officials have yet to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved.

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 When BMW Strikes Bull On Interstate 95

Troopers and the Florida Highway Patrol officials investigating how the crash unfolded after an initial collision

A Canadian man has died after his BMW struck a bull on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The BMW driven by a 68-year-old man of Ontario was heading north on Interstate 95 near Okeechobee Blvd when it hit a bull in the outside lane, troopers and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Six other vehicles were involved in the crash following the initial collision, but troopers and the Florida Highway Patrol officials continue to piece together the sequence of events.

He died of his injuries, according to the crash report and the Florida Highway.

A female passenger with the same last name was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Three other people in some of the other vehicles were all airlifted to a local hospital in the county.

Troopers and the Florida Highway Patrol said the rest of the people involved in the crash had minor injuries.

Anyone with additional information concerning what may have caused the car crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department or any other relevant investigating official.

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Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “This is an unusual accident that happened in South Florida.  Our sympathies go out to the families that lost a loved one and to the survivors in this terrible crash.  If you’ve been injured in a car, motorcycle 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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Palm Beach Sheriff Office Seeking To Identify Killed In Lake Worth Car Crash

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Palm Beach County deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male pedestrian who was killed in a horrible crash incident.

The crash happened on Jog Road near Lantana Road.

A 2016 Honda Civic, driven by 26-year-old man, was heading north on Jog Road in the center lane, just south of Lantana Road, according to the sheriff’s office.

The pedestrian was within the center lane of Jog Road and wasn’t wearing any reflective clothing. It’s unclear what he was doing in the middle of the road.

When the Honda Civic approached the pedestrian, the 26-year-old swerved to the left to avoid him, but to no avail, the sheriff’s office said. The pedestrian was violently thrown in the roadway and died at the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the injured victim was initially unresponsive after the crash and was transferred to a local hospital.

Anyone that can identify the man or has any other information concerning what may have caused the crash is urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department or the nearest police station.

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 in car crashes. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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Police: One killed, One Other Hurt After Boynton Beach Crash

BOYNTON BEACH — A man was killed early when the car he was driving struck a tree in front of a home before veering to a nearby street and striking an SUV, Boynton Beach police and the Florida Highway Patrol Department said.

The car was racing down the street when it struck the tree, police and the Florida Highway Patrol Department said.

Glidman Jeune and his passenger, Gerson Chery, both 35 and both of Boynton Beach, were in a Toyota Avalon racing south on Southwest Second Street when it struck the tree in the front yard of a home on the 300 block, police and the Florida Highway Patrol Patrol said in a Twitter post.

The home is two blocks east of Interstate 95 and three blocks south of Boynton Beach Boulevard.

The two men were taken as trauma patients to Delray Medical Center, where Jeune died, police said. The posting did not give a condition for Chery, but he was later on transferred to a hospital in the county.

Anyone who saw the crash and who has additional information concerning what may have triggered the car crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department or the traffic homicide investigators.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Be especially careful when entering an intersection with many local business present. If you were involved in an accident due to someone else being distracted, call me for a free consultation so we can discuss your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to.”

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