West Palm Beach, FL – Dustin Brooks Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Military Trl.
West Palm Beach, FL (June 26, 2021) – A 27-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian crash that took place in Palm Beach County on Tuesday, June 22nd. The collision took place around 6:25 p.m. on North Military Trail near Keiser University.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was called to the crash scene. According to deputies, Dustin Brooks, of West Palm Beach, was crossing Military Trail when he was hit by a Ford F450 driven by 52-year-old Estiverne Wesler. Brooks, who suffered critical injuries, was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Wesler was not injured in the collision. Police are still investigating the crash at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No additional information has been released at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Dustin Brooks following this tragic pedestrian crash in West Palm Beach.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable crash victims on our roadways. Naturally, a pedestrian has no protection from the force and impact of a serious collision. According to data maintained by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and motor vehicles, about 600 people are killed in Florida pedestrian accidents on an annual basis. Many of these victims are killed when they are involved in crashes that are not their fault. While each accident must be closely investigated, many pedestrian accidents in Florida are caused by drivers who are distracted and fail to see or yield to a pedestrian until it is too late to avoid a collision.
Under Florida law, the victims of a pedestrian crash may be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries. This includes family members who lost their loved ones in a crash. If the pedestrian was not at fault for the collision, they could have legal rights to obtain a recovery for damages including lost wages, loss of companionship, payment of funeral and medical bills, and more. The specific value of the case can only be determined by an attorney with experience in this area.
Here at Boone & Davis Law, our skilled and experienced lawyers have handled all types of difficult and complicated accident claims. We understand what you are going through and we are here to help. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we proudly serve clients in West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities. For nearly four decades, our firm has proudly recovered millions of dollars for innocent accident victims and their families.
We are here to take your call at any time. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in West Palm Beach will provide you with a free consultation and case evaluation upon request. We will explain your rights and go over your legal options during the consultation. If we decide to handle your claim, we will work on a contingency fee basis so you will not owe any money until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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