North Port, FL (January 4, 2020) - A 17-year-old boy who was killed in a crash in North Port has been identified by authorities. The crash took place around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 2nd.
Authorities responded to the scene at the intersection of Yorkshire Street and Cassava Road in reference to a crash involving a white Honda. For unknown reasons, the car crashed into a tree. Four juveniles were in the car at the time of the crash. Police say that 17-year-old Waylon Bergman died as a result of injuries he sustained in the accident. Two other juveniles were transported to the hospital via helicopter while another was taken by ambulance. The other three victims were listed in stable condition.
The crash is still under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family Waylon Bergman. Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for full and complete recoveries.
A fatal accident takes place in Florida approximately once every three hours. There is nothing more devastating and heartbreaking than the loss of a loved one in a Florida car accident. During this time, you are likely struggling to deal with the effects of the sudden loss of your family member. Unfortunately, many fatal accidents take place due to the negligence of another driver.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & 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 of personal injury 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 to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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