A 71-YEAR-OLD MAN DIED AFTER A WRONG-WAY TRAFFIC CRASH IN PORT ST. LUCIE
A vehicle traveling the wrong way on Northwest Selvitz Road struck an oncoming vehicle that was being driven by a 71-year-old man, reported a police spokesperson in a recent interview regarding the car accident.
The man succumbed by his injuries a couple of days following the crash at HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce, according to Sargent John Dellacroce.
At around 6:30 pm police arrived at the scene in the 700-block of Northwest Selvitz Road.
According to reports the accident happened as a 21-year-old man drove a Toyota Camry south on Northwest Selvitz Road. A fellow 21-year-old man was a passenger in the vehicle.
The Toyota crossed over the center line and into the northbound lane, Dellacroce said. The Toyota sideswiped a Honda Civic that tried to swerve out of the way and crashed head-on with a northbound Buick Encore driven by the 71-year-old man. The driver and passenger of the Toyota and the 21-year-old driver of the Honda sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The Buick driver was in critical condition after the crash, but died three days later, Dellacroce said.
The crash remains under investigation.
TRUCK DRIVER INJURED IN COLLISION ON FLORIDA TURNPIKE
Two semi-truck drivers were involved in a car accident on the Florida Turnpike in Port Saint Lucie.
The accident occurred around mile marker 149 on the Florida Turnpike, just past the exit for Midway Road. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) dispatched troopers to the accident scene after receiving numerous reports from other motorists.
According to witnesses, a truck hauling lumber and traveling southbound on the highway crashed into the rear of a truck carrying photocopy machines. The lumber ended up strewn all over the highway as a result of the crash.
The crash resulted in a massive fire that engulfed a tractor-trailer. Despite the best efforts of firefighters to put out the blaze, one of the semi-trucks involved in the accident was reportedly destroyed by the fire.
Thankfully, early reports indicate that there were no major injuries in the frightening rear-end
After the victim was taken to the hospital, crews worked to clear debris and remove spilled fuel from the highway. While that work was being done, FHP troopers closed down both the northbound lanes and the southbound lanes on the Florida Turnpike between Okeechobee Road and Port St. Lucie Boulevard. Approximately five hours later, the lanes were reopened.
BOYNTON BEACH MAN DIES IN CRASH AFTER TURNING INTO THE PATH OF ANOTHER VEHICLE
After turning into the path of an oncoming vehicle Boynton Beach man dies in the aftermath.
At around 4:30 p.m. on Friday a 2018 Doge Challenger was traveling eastbound on Woolbright Road in the farthest lane., approaching the intersection of Wingfoot Drive. A 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by Jorge M. Castro, 68, was traveling westbound on Woolbright Road in the left-hand turn lane, attempting to make a left turn and travel south on Wingfoot Drive.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, as the Dodge attempted to cross the intersection, Castro's Nissan turned directly into its path and collided with the front of the passenger side of the Challenger.
Castro's Nissan rotated clockwise and traveled southeast, coming to final rest on the southeast corner of the intersection facing west.
The Dodge rotated counterclockwise while rolling over, coming to final rest on its driver's side facing northwest.
Jorge M. Castro was pronounced deceased at the scene by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
The driver of the Dodge suffered minor injuries.
POLICE ID A 67-YEAR-OLD MAN, STRUCK AND KILLED BY A BRIGHT-LINE TRAIN IN BOYNTON BEACH
For the second time in five days, a man has been struck and killed by a bright-line train.
Rodney Bondanella, 67, walked around the crossing gates at MLK Boulevard and was struck by a train at about 2 p.m. Sunday, a Boynton Beach police spokesman said. The train, traveling at 65 mph, was unable to stop.
The death marks the 19th fatality in Palm Beach County since the commuter railway began operations in January 2018. It stopped service for 20 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, a man died while walking across the tracks in Delray Beach.
DRIVERS RUSH TO STOP RUNAWAY CAR IN BOYNTON BEACH
This video captured by security cameras makes it seem like it just came out of a Marvel movie. But it was no Thor or Captain America just a bunch of normal civilians sprinting into action to prevent what could have been a horrible accident.
Cars were driving through a busy South Florida intersection on Boynton Beach when a back vehicle started slowly rolling through the intersection diagonally past the stop light. A woman got out of her car and started running towards the car waving her arm at a passing motorist. A service member in a camouflage uniform trailed closely behind her; his sprint was interrupted by cars speeding past. Others joined them, leaving their own vehicles to help stop the drifting car.
The group eventually pushed the car to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot, where a nurse provided the slumped-over driver with medical attention until a fire department crew arrived. That stranger was a woman going through a “medical episode.” she had convulsed after a mix of blood pressure pills and fasting before a medical procedure had left her dizzy. She didn’t wake up until the next day but has since recovered.
Once the black car reached the other side of the street, five people joined the woman in trying to stop it. As the group held the car at a standstill, a woman in a green shirt handed over a small dumbbell to break the glass of a rear window, allowing the pack to gain control of the vehicle.
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