West Palm Beach, FL – Anthony Creech Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL (December 5, 2020) – A 48-year-old man lost his life in a pedestrian crash that took place on Thursday, December 3rd in West Palm Beach. The crash was reported around 6:00 p.m. along Okeechobee Boulevard, near the intersection with Spencer Drive and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.
According to a report from the scene, Anthony Creech was walking on the road and attempting to cross the street from north to south when he was hit by a landscaping truck that was traveling westbound on Okeechobee. The driver of the truck has been identified as 31-year-old Robbins Morales Vasquez of West Palm Beach.
Creech suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident. Vasquez was not injured in the crash and no other injuries were reported. Police are still investigating at this time and there is no word on whether any charges are expected.
No further information is available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Anthony Creech following this tragic pedestrian accident in West Palm Beach.
Florida Pedestrian Accidents
On average, pedestrian accidents in Florida claim the lives of about 500 victims each year, and approximately two fatal pedestrian crashes are reported each day in our state. A Florida pedestrian crash can have wide-ranging consequences for victims and their families, including long-term and catastrophic injuries, and even death. Pedestrians who are involved in a crash have a much greater chance of being hurt or killed when compared to victims of other types of crashes. This is because a pedestrian has no protection from the force and impact of an accident.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a Florida pedestrian accident, you are no doubt going through a difficult time. If you have lost a loved one, you are experiencing the sudden grief and tragedy that comes with losing a family member and also wondering how you may be able to move forward following the crash. Fortunately, there could be help available.
Under Florida law, a deceased victim’s personal representative may be entitled to file a wrongful death action against the responsible driver. Wrongful death claims must be filed within a certain specified period of time following the victim’s death and should only be handled by a skilled and experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer who understands the complex legal process behind these types of cases.
At Boone & Davis, our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys stand ready to help during your time of need. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities. For more than 35 years, the residents of South Florida have turned to us for their legal needs when they have been affected by negligent drivers in our area. We would be proud and honored to assist you as well.
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