Boca Raton, FL (March 31, 2021) - A 44-year-old man died in a crash along Florida's Turnpike on Tuesday. The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. near Mile Marker 78 at Yamato Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 44-year-old man experienced engine trouble and pulled his truck over to the side of the road. As he exited the truck, he was standing outside checking the engine when a car driven by a 40-year-old Delray Beach man veered onto the shoulder of the roadway and struck him. The man, who was not identified, died as a result of his injuries. The SUV driver sustained minor injuries. There were no other vehicles or individuals involved in the crash.
Troopers are conducting an investigation into the incident at this time. No word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
A car accident in Florida can result in tragic and catastrophic consequences in a matter of seconds. Sadly, fatal crashes take place on our roadways each day. Many of these accidents result in death and serious injuries to innocent motorists. Each year in our state, more than 3,000 people are killed in Florida car accidents and many of them are innocent victims of other drivers' negligence.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this tragic car accident in Boca Raton.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases or personal injury that are relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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