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Palm Beach County, FL – 57-Year-Old Woman Killed in Sunday Crash on Turnpike

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Palm Beach County, FL (January 10, 2021) – A woman was killed in a car accident that took place on the Florida’s Turnpike on Sunday, January 10th. The crash happened near mile marker 112 and Donald Ross Road.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to troopers, a 57-year-old woman was involved in a crash on the Turnpike. Following the collision, the woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The woman has not been identified at this time. There is no word on what caused the accident to occur or whether anyone else was hurt. The accident caused traffic to back up for several miles at the scene. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

An investigation into the accident is underway at this time and it is not clear whether any charges are expected. There is no further information available.

We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal crash in Palm Beach County.

Fatal Accidents in Florida

According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are approximately 400,000 reported car accidents in Florida every year. In 2019, more than 3,000 people tragically lost their lives in crashes across our state. Many serious and fatal accidents take place on major roadways such as the Florida’s Turnpike. These roads typically have higher traffic volume, higher speed limits, and a larger concentration of negligent drivers. These factors combine to make driving on highways an especially dangerous activity. Motorists should always be aware of their own surroundings and should take steps to lower their risk of being involved in a crash.

Following a Florida car accident, you are likely feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. If you have lost a loved one in the crash, these feelings can be magnified. There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a family member, especially if the crash was not their fault. Under Florida law, a deceased victim’s next-of-kin may be able to file a claim for wrongful death following a fatal crash. Wrongful death claims allow a family to obtain much-needed financial assistance following a sudden tragedy.

Here at Boone & Davis, we will stand up for you during your time of need. Our Florida wrongful death attorneys have over three decades of experience handling some of the most difficult types of accident cases. We fight for our clients and work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve Palm Beach County and surrounding areas throughout South Florida. We would be honored to assist you if you or a family member has been hurt in a crash.

Our team stands ready to help you at any time. We provide free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. 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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