West Palm Beach, FL (July 17, 2020) - Police responded to the scene of a fatal car accident in West Palm Beach on Friday, July 17th. The crash took place around 4:20 p.m. in the 1800 block of North Congress Avenue.
According to reports, at least one person lost their lives in the crash. Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Congress Avenue were closed after the accident took place. All motorists were advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes of travel. There is no word on what caused the crash to occur at this time. Officials have not released any details on what caused the crash to take place or the number of vehicles involved. The deceased victim has not been identified.
No additional details are available at this time.
There were more than 3,000 deaths attributable to Florida traffic accidents in 2019. This number may seem high, but it is part of a disturbing trend of increases in the number of fatal crashes that are reported yearly in our state. As numbers continue to rise, it is important for each and every driver to drive safely and cautiously to ensure the health and safety of not only themselves but others on the roadways.
Our condolences are with the victim's family following this tragic accident in West Palm Beach.
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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