Car Crash News – Overturned Vehicle In Canal

Two Dead And One Seriously Injured After Car Crash In Fort Myers 

Florida Highway Patrol announced two people unfortunately died and one person was in serious condition after a car crash accident on Palm Beach Boulevard Monday evening. 

The carcrash occurred as a pickup truck driven by a 74-year-old woman from Fort Myers with a 73-year-old male passenger was stopped at a driveway located at 11161 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myer, indicating to make a left turn from the drive, onto westbound Palm Beach Boulevard. 

At 5:40 p.m. the driver of the pickup truck drove forward attempting to turn left from the drive, across the median and onto westbound Palm Beach Boulevard.

The pickup truck violated the oncoming sedan’s right-of-way and the front of the approaching car crashed into the left side of the pickup truck. 

The force of the collision caused the pickup truck to overturn before coming to a rest on its left side in the immediate area of the crash. 

Both the driver of the pickup truck and the passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.

The 20-year-old man from Labelle was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition. 

The crash is still under investigation according to Florida Highway Patrol. 

Boynton Beach Woman Dies After Being Ran Over In Parking Lot

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office are investigating an accident involving a fatality after a 34-year-old reportedly laid down behind a vehicle as it backed out of a parking spot. 

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 1:03 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, deputies responded to the Wells Fargo parking lot at 9990 Military Trail in Boynton Beach. 

Responding Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office district deputies and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue located a 34-year-old woman, identified as Janet Walsh, who had been run over by a Honda Civic. 

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit detectives were notified and began an investigation into the incident. Detectives tell us that a driver was attempting to back out of a parking space in the Wells Fargo parking lot.

At the same time, Walsh laid down behind/ext to the vehicle before it backed. The driver did not see Walsh and ran her over while backing up. Walsh was transported to Delray Medical Center with injuries. Walsh passed away a month later on October 12th, 2022 from injuries sustained in the accident. 

Deadly Car Crash Involving Vehicle Pedestrian In West Palm Beach 

At least one person is dead following a car crash between a vehicle and pedestrian in West Palm Beach on Monday, police reported 

The West Palm Beach Police Department posted on Twitter just before 12 p.m. that a half-mile stretch of eastbound 45th Street is shut down between North Military and Village Boulevard, west of Interstate 95, “due to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.” 

The driver of a white SUV involved in the wreck remained at the scene. 

Police said drivers can detour on westbound 45th Street through the Walmart parking lot. 

Traffic homicide investigators were on the scene. No other details have been released. 

Deputies Rescue Three Women Trapped In Overturned Vehicle In Indian River County Canal

Deputies and an Amazon truck driver rescued three women earlier this October trapped in a car that flipped into an Orlando canal. Video released Saturday by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Dan Whittington was responding to another call when he noticed the overturned car in a canal. 

“Deputy Whittington immediately took action and descended himself into the canal to rescue the occupants inside the vehicle,” the post reads. “Also on scene, was an unidentified Amazon driver that went into the canal to assist Deputy Whittington.” 

In the video, you can hear a woman panicking and the responding deputy saying, “Take it easy, ma’am. We got you, we got you.”

Other law enforcement and fire rescue arrived to help, pull the three women to safety. All three were taken to the hospital, the sheriff’s office said. 

Deputies added that two of the women are recovering from minor injuries, but did not provide an update on the third woman. 

Pedestrian, 72, Who Was Walking His Dog, Dies After Car Crash In Port St. Lucie 

A 72-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening east of U.S. 1 in southern Port St. Lucie, police said Thursday.

Michael Tramantano, of Port St. Lucie, died after Port St. Lucie police said he was hit by an SUV.

Police about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday went to the 2300 block of Southeast Charleston Drive, just west of Southeast Green River Parkway.

Investigators determined a Kia Sorrento was traveling south on Southeast Charleston Drive as Tramantano walked along the road in the same direction. He turned to cross the road and was struck from behind, police said. There was no crosswalk.

Tramantano, who had been walking his dog, was flown to a hospital where he died, police said.

Tramantano’s sister, Doreen Ruiz, 75, lives a short stroll from where the crash occurred.

“He loved walking,” Ruiz said Thursday of her brother, who lived with her. “He loved walking the dog.”

Ruiz said Tramantano was attached to the small pooch, a male named Lucius.

Ruiz said her brother loved noticing the goings-on in the neighborhood.

“He’d come back and tell you, ‘Oh, they got this foundation in over here,’ ‘Oh they built a house over there, putting a roof on this one,’” she said. “(He’d) come back and give me the whole scoop.”

Ruiz said Tramantano was walking the dog in the early evening and the dog came back alone to her home.

She said her daughter came out of her room and asked where her uncle was.

Ruiz said she didn’t know, and Ruiz started yelling for him.

One of them got in a car to look for him, thinking maybe Tramantano had lost the dog. That’s when they discovered the crash.

“How can a car hit a person? He couldn’t go around?” Ruiz said in an emotional interview. “He couldn’t go to the left or the right? How do you hit a person?”

Ruiz said her brother had been a custodian with the New York City Police Department for more than 50 years. He started in his youth.

“We were raised in the projects of Manhattan,” she said.

Ruiz said there were a total of five siblings — three sisters and two brothers.

Tramantano and a sister lived with their parents in New York until their parents died, she said.

“Neither one of them got married and neither one of them moved out,” Ruiz said.