Car Accident Roundup: 5 Recent Car Accidents in South Florida
If you live in South Florida, you’re no stranger to busy highways and the infamous I-95 traffic. However, with all the traffic comes an unfortunate reality: the number of car accidents that happen daily. This month, South Florida has witnessed a fair share of car accidents. These accidents range from fender benders to multi-car collisions. As we go through these car accidents, take a moment to reflect on the safety of you and your family as you travel around this region of Florida.
Fischetti Law Group is dedicated to serving car accident injury victims in Palm Beach, Broward, and even so far as Miami-Dade. As we delve into these incidents, let’s remember the value of safe driving and the community’s responsibility to ensure our roads are secure for everyone.
5 Recent Car Accidents in Palm Beach County and Broward County
November 7, 2023: Fatal Car Accident Leads to DUI and Manslaughter Charges
November 6, 2023: Boca Raton Teenager in Motorcycle Accident
November 5, 2023: Multivehicle Car Accident in Loxahatchee
November 5, 2023: 3 Cars Collide in Hollywood Car Accident
November 2, 2023: Multi-Car Accident on I-95 in Hollywood
November 7, 2023: Fatal Accident Leads to DUI and Manslaughter Charges
Nearly 8 months after a tragic incident took a citizen's life in Wellington, a young adult is now being held accountable. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office revealed this week that a teenager is now charged with DUI manslaughter stemming from a car accident that occurred back in March.
The suspect, 19-year-old Gabriel Glushien from Wellington, was 18 when he was involved in the fatal car accident on March 9th at the junction of Greenview Shores Boulevard and Wellington Trace.
Reports indicate that Glushien was behind the wheel of a 2012 BMW M5, speeding northward as he neared the Courtyard Shops at Wellington's entrance. At the same time, Aristides Guerra was driving his 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee south, preparing to turn left into Courtyard Shops.
In a devastating turn of events, as Guerra executed the left turn, his Jeep was hit with great force on the passenger side by Glushien's BMW. The impact was so severe that it overturned Guerra’s vehicle, which shortly after erupted into flames. Sadly, Guerra was trapped within the flaming wreckage, resulting in his untimely death.
November 6, 2023: Boca Raton Teenager in Fatal Motorcycle Accident
Tragedy struck on a Boca Raton roadway late Sunday night when an 18-year-old local teenager lost her life in a motorcycle accident. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office determined that it was Ramona Benedetic operating a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle when the accident occurred near the intersection of Yamato and Lyons Road around 11:30 PM.
According to the deputies’ report, Benedetic was heading west on Yamato Road beyond Lyons Road. She was traveling at a considerable speed. Due to unclear conditions, her motorcycle veered off the road, colliding with the median before hitting a tree.
The force of the crash threw Benedetic off the motorcycle, where she was found roughly 10 feet from the crash. Despite the quick response from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, she was declared deceased at the accident site.
November 5, 2023: Multi-vehicle Accident in Loxahatchee
In a significant car accident early Sunday in the Loxahatchee area of Palm Beach, emergency responders transported seven individuals to local hospitals. Three individuals required airlift by Trauma Hawks. The three vehicle crash led to hospitals being notified to prepare for an influx of patients, confirmed by authorities.
The accident occurred near Arden Lake Way and State Road 80. At the scene, a 2017 Toyota RAV4 and a 2022 Tesla were poised to turn eastward at the intersection.
According to officials, a 2020 Chevy 1500 ran a red light while heading west on Southern Boulevard. The Chevy collided with both the Toyota and Tesla.
A passenger in the Tesla, a woman from Loxahatchee, was forcefully thrown from the vehicle and became trapped under its tire. The drivers of the Chevy and the Toyota, along with the ejected Tesla passenger, were dispatched to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Thankfully, the injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The Tesla driver, along with three passengers from the same family, were taken to HCA Palms West Hospital by ground ambulance, also with non-life-threatening injuries.
November 5, 2023: 3 Car Accident in Hollywood
An accident happened in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon involving multiple vehicles.
The accident unfolded on Sheridan Street near 69th Avenue, leaving at least three cars extensively damaged. Authorities confirmed that several individuals were transported to a local hospital following the incident. Specific details regarding their conditions or the total number injured are not available.
Local 10 News gathered accounts from witnesses. One witness reports seeing a driver pinned within their vehicle in the aftermath of the crash. Fortunately, emergency responders were successful in rescuing the individual.
Deshawn Bradshaw, a local resident, described the moment of impact as a profound disturbance, “I heard a loud boom—It sounded like a bomb,” he recounted. “The whole house shook. It was horrific.”
The aftermath of the car accident led to a complete closure of Sheridan Street from 69th Avenue to 70th Avenue, as police carried out their investigation and the area was cleared.
November 2, 2023: Multi-Car Accident on I-95 in Hollywood
Southbound lanes of I-95 in Hollywood were cleared for traffic following an accident involving eight vehicles.
The incident was reported before 6 AM, along the stretch of highway between Sheridan and Taft streets in Hollywood.
Reflecting on Recent Car Accidents
As we reflect on recent local accidents, it's evident that the effects of such incidents stretch far beyond the immediate aftermath. Each collision is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of road safety. For all parties involved in accidents, the impact is profound and often long-lasting.
For those who have been injured or are navigating the aftermath of a car accident, know that you are not alone. As a dedicated car accident and personal injury law firm, we are acutely aware of the physical, emotional, and financial toll these events can take.
Our commitment is to serve as your legal representatives and advocates. We can provide support, guidance, and expertise in every step of dealing with the legal and medical repercussions following an accident.
Whether it's seeking compensation for injuries, dealing with insurance claims, or simply understanding your rights, we’re ready to assist. We encourage anyone impacted by a car accident to reach out for help—legal or otherwise.
As we close this article, we urge each reader to drive with care and stay vigilant on the roads. Let's work together to make our streets safer for everyone.
If you ever find yourself in need of counsel following a car accident, our firm is here to lend our knowledge and support. Call or text 833-MIKE-247. Stay safe!
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