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Palm Beach, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Okeechobee Blvd

Palm Beach, FL - Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Okeechobee Blvd

Palm Beach, FL (July 28, 2021) – A fatal pedestrian accident took the life of one 63-year-old man on a roadway in Palm Beach on Tuesday afternoon, July 27. The man had exited his truck to check a flat tire, according to officials. 

The incident occurred on Florida’s Turnpike near Okeechobee Boulevard. The pedestrian, who remains unidentified at this time, lost his life moments after exiting his vehicle when he was hit by a car. 

The driver who hit the man did not stop to render aid or wait for authorities, information from reports shows. A passenger who was riding with the man was asleep in the truck at the time of the collision. 

Paramedics were observed at the scene along with police and other responders. Traffic delays occurred in the area while crews worked to clear the site of the collision. 

Nothing further has been reported at this time. Authorities in Palm Beach continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. 

Palm Beach Car Crashes

Vehicle collisions involving multiple victims and vehicles cause hundreds of thousands of injuries each and every year in the Sunshine State. Around 400,000 auto accidents take place in Florida per year that result in over 250,000 injuries and more than 3,000 fatalities. 

An array of different injuries can result from car accidents. Some of these include whiplash, broken bones, spinal cord/brain injuries, and paraplegia. In the event that you or someone you love have been in a wreck caused by another driver’s negligence, allow a Florida personal injury attorney to assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve. 

Sustaining serious injuries in a Florida car accident can be a very overwhelming and draining experience. Many different issues could arise for you if you have been involved in an injurious accident in Florida. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be facing debilitating pain and mental anguish due to your recent crash.

You may be entitled to the option to collect financial compensation for the injuries and losses that may have resulted from the incident. A personal injury attorney in Florida will be able to help you better understand your existing legal rights as well as exercise them in order to collect full and fair compensation in order to cover things like medical bills, mental health bills, funeral costs when applicable, and more. 

Contact a Florida car accident attorney today in order to get started on your own personal injury claim if you are under the impression that your injuries were the result of another person’s carelessness while on the road. The skilled and experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully preserving and protecting the rights of those injured in Florida traffic accidents for decades and are passionate about providing our clients with the most significant compensation possible. We want your recovery from your recent traffic accident to be as painless as possible, in more aspects than just the physical. We strive to assist you financially, mentally, and in any other way, you may require after being injured by another person’s negligence. 

Call our law firm today at (813) 544-7096 for more information on how you can successfully move forward from your injuries and losses you may have incurred in a recent traffic collision caused by carelessness. 

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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