West Palm Beach, FL (March 17, 2019) - A person was seriously hurt in a crash involving two vehicles on Saturday, March 16th. Police say that the crash took place around 5:15 p.m. on Broadway, near 49th Street.
According to reports, a white Acura RSX was traveling eastbound on 49th approaching a stop sign. The Acura failed to stop at the stop sign, however, and collided with a Chevrolet Silverado traveling northbound on Broadway. After the crash, three occupants of the Acura, including the driver, fled the scene on foot. One passenger remained trapped inside the vehicle with serious, life-threatening injuries. That passenger was rushed to St. Mary's Medical Center.
Investigators say that alcohol played a role in the crash. An investigation is ongoing and charges are pending at this time.
A reportable crash takes place every 92 seconds in Florida. Unfortunately, many crashes are caused due to the effects of alcohol and drug impairment. Annually, over 5,000 crashes are reportedly caused by drunk drivers on our roadways. Driving under the influence remains a major problem and can have devastating consequences when a crash is caused by an impaired driver.
Our thoughts are with the injured passenger and we hope for a complete recovery. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, let our Florida car accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law go to work for you. We will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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