Boca Raton, FL – One Killed in Fatal Crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Mile Marker 78

Boca Raton, FL - One Killed in Fatal Crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Mile Marker 78

Boca Raton, FL (April 2, 2021) – A fatal traffic accident took the life of one 44-year-old Miami man on Tuesday, March 30, in Boca Raton. The incident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. near Mile Marker 78 on Florida’s Turnpike. 

Information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol states that the man was pulled over on the Turnpike’s shoulder near Yamato Road due to engine trouble. While the man was checking his engine outside his truck, a Delray Beach resident in an SUV veered over to the shoulder and struck the man, instantly taking his life. 

No one involved has been identified to the public at this point in time. The SUV’s driver was treated for minor injuries at a nearby medical center. 

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal accident in Boca Raton. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Authorities continue to investigate the details of the incident. 

Vehicle Collisions in Florida

Travel by car is the most popular method of transportation throughout the United States. Motor vehicles have come a long way since their advent in 1886. Numerous safety measures are taken while building automobiles to ensure the continued well-being of their users. Though there have been countless precautions taken in order to improve and incorporate different safety features in motor vehicles over the years, there is, unfortunately, no way to guarantee the complete safety of those who drive/ride in them. This is due to the fact that, when it comes to safety while driving/riding in a car, not only must we consider the soundness of the vehicle itself, we must also consider the soundness of the judgement of those who are driving around us. In Florida, the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents, currently, is distracted driving. Across the country, negligent driving accounts for almost all of the traffic accidents that take place, around 92%. 

People lose their lives every single day due to car accidents in Florida and across the United States. Statistically speaking, more than 3,000 people per year are killed due to fatal traffic accidents in Florida. Besides distraction, speeding and intoxication are the 2nd and 3rd most common reason that fatal car accidents occur in the Sunshine State. Losing someone you love due to the carelessness of another driver is possibly one of the worst experiences a person can go through. The Florida wrongful death attorneys at Piedra|London, P.A., are acutely aware of the immense pain you may be facing during this difficult time. We know that nothing could ever make up for the loss of your loved one. However, the person or people who caused the accident your family member was involved in need to be held accountable for their actions. 

Filing a wrongful death claim in Florida could be your best bet in order to see justice be served. Furthermore, you could qualify for significant financial compensation depending on the circumstances of the collision. If the negligent actions of another driver directly resulted in the death of someone you love, you could be dealing with an array of different problems in the aftermath of their accident. Allow a personal injury attorney to assist you in navigating the complex legal process surrounding wrongful death claims in Florida. Financial compensation can cover things like funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, lost wages, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium. 

Your life may have been negatively affected in a number of unforeseen ways when you lost your loved one to the reckless actions of another person on the road. Attempting to forego a wrongful death lawsuit on your own could result in you getting bullied by the insurance companies into settling for a meager compensation amount. A skilled and compassionate wrongful death lawyer in Florida will aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies in order to get you a full and fair settlement. The lawyers at Piedra|London, P.A. are highly experienced in all different types of wrongful death cases. We are aware that each case is unique and presents its own set of challenges, which we are ready to deal with accordingly. 

Contact the law office of Piedra|London, P.A. at 855-881-HURT (4878) today in order to be connected with a skilled wrongful death attorney concerning your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing until awarded financial compensation. Consultations are free, so call us at your earliest convenience in order to inquire about your eligibility for financial compensation. 

Note: This post was created with the use of secondary sources including local and state news reports, police traffic accident reports, various social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in Florida. We do not independently verify all information, therefore, if you find anything that is not correct in our post, please notify our firm so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove a post upon request. 

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