BOYNTON BEACH MOTORCYCLIST DIES AFTER CRASH IN WEST DELRAY
A motorcyclist died early last Thursday morning following a crash Wednesday in West Delray Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs’ office. William Cintron, 48, of Boynton Beach, was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on Military Trail near Beechwood Road on Wednesday morning when he crashed into a Lincoln sedan making a U-turn from the northbound left-turn lane.
Cintron and his motorcycle hit a wooden pole after the collision. The driver of the Lincoln, an 87-year-old man from Delray Beach, had minor injuries. Cintron was transported to Delray Medical Center after the crash, which happened at 9:15 a.m. He died of his injuries around 1:45 a.m. the next morning. The speed limit in the area around the crash is 45 mph. Investigators believe Cintron was speeding before the crash and witnesses said he was weaving in and out of southbound traffic, police report.
ONE INJURED IN BRINK TRUCK ROLLOVER CRASH ON I-95 IN WEST PALM BEACH
One person is recovering in the hospital after a multi-car crash caused a Brinks truck to roll over on Interstate 95 Friday morning. The accident happened just after 9 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 near the Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard exit. Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of a Chevy attempted to cut across two lanes when the car collided with the Brinks truck, causing it to overturn and hit a semi truck. The accident blocked three right lanes of traffic and created delays for morning commuters. The passenger in the Brinks truck was transported to a local hospital.
GARDEN WOMEN DIES IN TRAIN-CAR CRASH IN WEST PALM
A 76-year-old Palm Beach Gardens women has died from injuries sustained when a freight train struck her SUV on Wednesday evening in West Palm Beach, city police report.West Palm Beach Fire Rescue drove Hareen Bertisch to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where she died following the wreck on Fern Street, just north of The Square retail and dining complex. The crash took place just after 5:30 p.m. Bertisch was heading westbound on Fern near Quadrille Boulevard in a Honda CRV and had stopped on the tracks when the railroad crossing gate arms lowered, police report. A northbound freight train, about 2 miles long with 175 cars, was traveling at about 40 mph when it struck the Honda, critically injuring Bertisch.
Train personnel had activated its emergency brakes and horns about 1,000 feet before the crash, according to city traffic homicide investigators. Investigators also confirmed that all crossing gates and warning signals were functioning at the time of the wreck. Attempts to reach the Florida East Coast Railway, which owns the tracks and runs freight trains along them, for comment Thursday were unsuccessful. The crash backed traffic up for about 2 miles along Dixie Highway, from south of Belvedere Road nearly to Third Street downtown, as the train lay stopped on the tracks and cars could not cross east-west roads. Railways nationwide have begun to rely on longer trains for efficiency. Those that arrive during busy commuter times run the risk of blocking vehicle traffic for extended periods. Riviera Beach officials spoke out about the problem this year and said they are working with the railway on solutions in their city.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED AT PORT ST. LUCIE INTERSECTION
A 45-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Port St. Lucie Saturday night and later pronounced dead at the hospital. Port St. Lucie Police responded to the crash at the intersection of Walton Road and Village Green Drive at 9:18 p.m. Police say the preliminary investigation found that an Isuzu Rodeo traveling west on Walton Road struck the man as he was walking north on Village Green Drive, in the intersection. The victim was rushed to the hospital and where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV was not injured. The crash remains under investigation by Traffic Homicide Investigators.
TROOPERS INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH ON OSLO ROAD
An 84-year-old Vero Beach woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning on Oslo Road, officials said. The wreck also left a 34-year-old Vero Beach woman with serious injuries. The collision involving two sedans happened at about 8:02 a.m. at Oslo Road and 27th Avenue Southwest, Indian River County Fire Rescue Bureau Chief Bill Herrington said. Neither driver has passengers in their vehicle. The 84-year-old woman was headed east in the first sedan on Oslo Road in the inside lane approaching the red light at 27th avenue Southwest, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The other woman was traveling north in the second sedan on 27th Avenue Southwest in the left lane.
The driver of the second sedan tried to make a left turn onto Oslo Road as the traffic signal had a steady green arrow, troopers report. Troopers said the driver of the vehicle drove through the intersection and collided with the second car. The impact pushed the first car into a grassy area on the Northeast corner of the intersection. The second vehicle rotated clockwise before coming to a stop, troopers said. One woman was taken to the HCA Florida Vero Beach Emergency Room in critical condition, officials said. The other woman was taken by ambulance to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce as a precaution. One of the patients later died from her injuries. The wreck blocked the intersection at Oslo Road and 27th Avenue Southwest for about three hours, Indian River County sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Joe Abollo said. Troopers continue to investigate the cause of the deadly crash.