West Palm Beach, FL – Head-On Crash with Injuries Reported on Okechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL (February 13, 2021) – Police and rescue workers responded to the scene of a head-on crash in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, February 10th. The crash took place around 7:30 p.m. on Interstate 95 near Okeechobee Boulevard and Australian Avenue.
The West Palm Beach Police Department was among the first agencies at the crash scene. According to reports, two cars collided head-on with one another. One car was traveling eastbound on Okeechobee when, for unknown reasons, the car veered into the westbound lane and collided with an SUV. Rescue workers immediately responded to the scene and transported both drivers to the hospital with serious injuries. There is no word on their conditions or the extent of their injuries at this time. Those involved in the accident have not been identified.
The roadway remained closed for several hours before reopening around midnight. Officials asked drivers to avoid the area or to use caution when traveling near the scene.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation. There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to those affected by this crash in West Palm Beach. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
West Palm Beach Car Accidents
A car accident in Florida can be a serious and devastating event for all involved. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are approximately 400,000 reported car accidents in Florida each year. This number may seem alarming but it represents some of the dangers faced by motorists each time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Florida annually ranks near the top of national statistics when it comes to the number of accidents and injury accidents reported. Drivers should always exercise extreme care and caution to lower their risk of being hurt in a crash.
Under Florida law, you could have rights if you were hurt in a crash that was not your fault. Innocent accident victims may have the right to make a claim against the other driver’s insurance policy. In cases of serious crashes, the other driver may have to compensate you for your injuries, including your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical and prescription bills, and potentially more. Before you accept a settlement, it is important to speak with an attorney to gain a full understanding of your legal rights.
Here at Boone and Davis, our attorneys know what it takes to get the job done. We bring more than 35 years of experience helping injured crash victims recover the compensation that they deserve. Our car accident lawyers in West Palm Beach will take a close look at your case and will ensure that you are not harmed financially due to the negligent actions of another driver.
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