Boca Raton, FL – 44-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash on Florida’s Turnpike
Boca Raton, FL (April 3, 2021) – A 44-year-old man from Miami was killed in a crash that took place on Tuesday along the Florida’s Turnpike. The crash happened at approximately 6:15 p.m. near Mile Marker 78.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim was driving a pickup truck and experienced engine trouble. As a result, he pulled over to the side of the road to check the engine. While he was standing on the side of the road, the man was hit by an SUV that veered out of its lane and onto the shoulder of the roadway. The man, who was not identified, died at the accident scene. The SUV driver, who was also not identified, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the collision. There were no other vehicles involved or injuries reported. Traffic in the area was slowed as a result of the collision and subsequent investigation. Motorists were urged to use caution or to find alternate routes of travel.
An investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available and no word on whether any charges have been filed.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic accident in Miami.
Fatal Crashes in Florida
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for motorists. According to the most recent statistics, more than 3,000 people were killed in crashes that took place on Florida’s roadways in 2019. In addition to this number, more than 200,000 people suffered some type of injuries as a result of a Florida car accident. Although not all reported accidents will also result in injuries, many of them do. A car accident in Florida can cause serious and life-altering consequences for both victims as well as their affected family members.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in our state, you are not alone. Following the crash, it is normal to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about your future. Fortunately, there is help available. You could have valuable and important legal rights, allowing you to receive compensation for your losses. Under Florida law, you could be entitled to recover for a variety of damages, including lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, medical and prescription expenses, and potentially more.
Here at Boone & Davis, our skilled Boca Raton car accident lawyers understand what you are going through during this difficult time. We are here to help during your time of need. Our team can ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve and that you are not left financially responsible for the carelessness of other motorists.
Our firm is here and ready to assist you at any time. We have more than 40 years of experience helping crash victims throughout the South Florida region. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.
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