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Deerfield Beach, FL – Multi-Vehicle Pedestrian-Involved Crash Takes One Life on N Dixie Hwy

Deerfield Beach, FL - Multi-Vehicle Pedestrian-Involved Crash Takes One Life on N Dixie Hwy

Deerfiled Beach, FL (May 18, 2021) – Officers with the Broward Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating the circumstances of a multi-vehicle accident that occurred on a roadway in Deerfield Beach. The crash left one pedestrian dead on Friday, May 14. 

According to reports, the wreck occurred at approximately 10:23 a.m. on the North Dixie Highway. Information from primary investigations reveals that John Burgess, 59, of Deerfield Beach, was headed south in the far right lane of the roadway in a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck. He was coming up on Northeast 51st Street when a pedestrian was headed south on the sidewalk along the west side of the roadway. 

Burgess’s vehicle, for some reason, left the roadway and traveled up onto the sidewalk. The passenger side of his truck struck the pedestrian and threw him backward. The victim’s body struck the side of a 2005 Jeep Laredo SUV and then over the hood of the Jeep into a swale on the other side of the vehicle. 

Burgess’ Ford kept traveling southwest where it struck a Dodge Ram, a Lexus, and a GMC. It then struck a utility pole which toppled over onto the Dodge and the Lexus. Burgess attempted to flee the scene of the crash but was detained a short distance from the scene. 

Police continue to investigate the details of the collision. The pedestrian was transported to an area medical center where they later died from their injuries. Their identity has not been released at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and affected by this accident in Deerfield Beach. 

Pedestrian Collisions in Florida

According to statistics, a fatal pedestrian accident in Florida is reported about once every two hours. Annually, this means that more than 500 people are killed in pedestrian accidents across our state each year. Additionally, when the pedestrian survives the crash, they are likely to suffer severe and debilitating injuries which will require a long and extensive recovery. Pedestrians have no protection from the force and impact of a crash and are far more likely to be seriously hurt compared to victims of other types of accidents. In many cases, the pedestrian will be injured or killed due to the actions of a negligent driver.

Under Florida law, injured pedestrians or their families may have a claim for compensation when they have been affected by an accident. If your loved one was killed, our condolences are with you. There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a family member following an accident. Family members and next of kin can file for wrongful death when their loved one was killed in a crash. These claims should only be handled by an attorney with substantial experience in the area.

At Boone & Davis, our Miami pedestrian accident lawyers have the skills and knowledge to take on the most difficult injury claims. We have the ability to handle claims through either negotiation or trial and we are not afraid to take on the insurance company. We will stand up to the other side and will fight to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Our firm stands ready to assist you at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. Our firm handles injury cases on a contingency fee basis so you will not owe us an attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.

Note: Our team of writers for Boone & Davis Law utilizes secondary sources in the creation of these posts. These sources include newspaper reports, news stories, police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts of injury accidents that take place in South Florida. The facts in these posts have not been independently verified by members of our writing staff therefore if you see any information that is not correct or is inaccurate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can correct the information right away.  If you would prefer that the post be removed from our site, let us know and we will do our best to remove the post as promptly as possible.

Disclaimer: We have worked hard to become valued members of our local business community. Our law firm is providing this post for general information purposes and hope that through awareness, our community members will use the necessary precautions to avoid serious accidents like the one described in this post and prepare them should they find themselves the victim of a serious wreck. We want to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of Florida. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The pictures depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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