Lake Worth Beach, FL – Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on NW 2nd Ave.
Lake Worth Beach, FL (November 28, 2020) – A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash that happened in Lake Worth Beach on Thanksgiving Day. The crash was reported just after 6:00 p.m. on 2nd Avenue North.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a bicyclist was traveling westbound on 2nd Avenue when his bike was hit from behind by a 2007 Dodge 1500 truck driven by 24-year-old Victor Eduardo Tzul-Pachecho. Following the crash, the bicyclist was thrown onto the hood of Tzul-Pachecho’s truck before falling to the ground and coming to rest on the north shoulder. Tzul-Pachecho failed to remain at the crash scene but he was later apprehended during a traffic stop by the Palm Springs Police Department.
Following an investigation, Tzul-Pachecho was charged with DUI causing death, driving without a license causing death, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death. There are no further details regarding the accident at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy D.S. Schneider at 561-681-4542.
An investigation is ongoing.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida
A hit-and-run accident in Florida often results in serious and life-changing injuries for the victim. These crashes continue to take place in our state at an alarming rate. Last year, approximately 105,000 hit-and-run accidents occurred in our state. This total accounts for approximately 25% of all total reported crashes. Although drivers are legally required to remain at the scene of an injury crash, they often flee in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. These drivers can face severe criminal penalties as well as civil liability when they are finally apprehended.
While a hit-and-run accident can be frustrating, it is important to focus on what you can do in the aftermath of the accident. Under Florida law, motorists who are injured may have legal rights to recovery. When you have been seriously hurt, this means having your medical bills paid for and receiving full payment for your lost wages and your pain and suffering. A car accident attorney in Florida can fully advise you of your rights and help you along your path to recovery. Even if the other driver is never located, your attorney can ensure that you are compensated and not left in a position of being financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.
At Boone & Davis, our Lake Worth Beach car accident attorneys help people who have been injured on our roadways. For over 35 years, we have been trusted to help the residents of South Florida through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We take pride in helping injured victims receive the compensation that they need and deserve to get back on their feet and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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