Palm Beach County, FL – Passenger Dies in Car Accident on Purdy Lane
Palm Beach County, FL (December 12, 2020) – A passenger was killed in a crash involving two cars in Palm Beach County on Friday, December 11th. The accident occurred on Purdy Lane near the intersection with Pineway Drive.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the collision just after the accident occurred. Deputies believe that a vehicle was traveling westbound on Purdy Lane when the driver came to the intersection and attempted to make a left turn onto Pineway Drive. The driver failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle and the two cars collided at the intersection.
A passenger in the first vehicle was ejected following impact. The passenger and driver of the vehicle were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where the passenger ultimately succumbed to his injuries. The drivers of both vehicles suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries. The deceased passenger was not immediately identified.
No additional information is available at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences and sympathies to the family who lost a loved one in this fatal car accident in Palm Beach County.
Fatal Car Accidents in Florida
Florida is one of the more dangerous states in the country for motorists. With more than 3,000 reported deaths on our roadways in 2019, drivers should always ensure that they are operating their vehicles in a safe manner and in compliance with all traffic laws. Unfortunately, not all drivers use the appropriate care and caution and their actions can directly lead to serious injuries and death for innocent victims.
If you have lost a loved one to a car accident in Florida, you are no doubt experiencing the toughest and most difficult time of your life. Nothing can mentally prepare a family member for the sudden loss and grief that accompanies such a tragedy. While no amount of money can replace your loss, you could be entitled to seek justice on behalf of your relative.
Under Florida law, a family member may initiate an action for wrongful death where their loved one was killed because of a negligent driver. Florida wrongful death law allows these cases to proceed and also allows victims to seek compensation for their losses. Some types of recoverable damages include funeral and medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, punitive damages, and potentially more.
A wrongful death claim is complicated and should only be handled by an attorney who is familiar with this area of the law. At Boone & Davis, our West Palm Beach wrongful death attorneys will have your back every step of the way. We will ensure that you receive the compensation you need and that justice will be served in your case. For more than 40 years, we have proudly served the communities of South Florida and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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