West Palm Beach, FL (December 21, 2020) - A 63-year-old man was killed in a crash involving his gas-powered bicycle in West Palm Beach on Monday, December 11th. The crash took place around 4:00 p.m. on Military Trail near Okeechobee Boulevard.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident scene. According to deputies, Jesse Vernon Woods was crossing the street when he was hit by a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis that was traveling southbound on Military Trail. The impact of the accident threw Woods from his bicycle where he landed in the median. Rescue workers arrived and rushed Woods to St. Mary's Medical Center where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The Mercury driver was not injured in the accident.
The roadway remained closed while investigators worked at the scene and debris from the crash was removed. An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.
Fatal car accidents take place across Florida each day. In 2019, there were about 3,000 fatalities reported in Florida traffic crashes. This includes a large number of innocent victims who were hurt when they came into contact with a negligent driver. Police will continue to investigate this accident in order to determine who should be held responsible.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the family of Jesse Vernon Woods after this fatal crash in West Palm Beach.
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