Alexander Worrall of Boynton Beach, Florida was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of killing an elderly woman in a car accident. The December 2011 crash allegedly accused while he under the influence of a controlled substance. Worrall, 19, is being charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI causing serious bodily injuries to another, and possession of a controlled substance. It is unclear what jail Worrall was booked into or whether he qualified for bail bond. It is also not yet known whether Worrall has retained a private criminal defense lawyer.
News reports indicate that the car accident occurred at the intersection of Military Trail and Old Boynton Road in Boynton Beach, Florida. The victim, an 82-year-old-woman, was traveling as a passenger in a Hyundai her husband was driving. The man’s name has not been released to the public.
The couple was headed west on Old Boynton Road and were attempting to make a left turn when Worrall, who was behind the wheel of his Ford SUV, allegedly drove through a red light and hit the victim’s vehicle on the passenger’s side. Both vehicles reportedly came to a stop on the southwest shoulder of the intersection.
Emergency responders rushed the victim and her husband to a nearby hospital where they were listed as being in critical condition. Worrall, the report says, only had minor injuries. The victim was announced dead shortly after the accident, but her husband, the driver, survived. Reports did not indicate what substance Worrall was purportedly under the influence of, nor what controlled substance was allegedly found in his possession.
In related news, Ronald A. Willemstyn of Sarasota, Florida was killed in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday after he crashed his vehicle on Constitution Boulevard, sources indicate. Willemstyn, 52, was rushed to the Blake Medical Center following the accident and was proclaimed deceased as a result of his injuries shortly after.
Florida Highway Patrol said that Willemstyn was driving his 2003 Harley Davidson XL883H eastbound on Constitution Boulevard around 12:30 P.M. when the accident occurred. For reason that have yet to be determined, Willemstyn’s motorcycle traveled into the westbound lane and left the road onto the north shoulder, sources say. The bike then fell over onto its left side and Willemstyn, who Florida Highway Patrol said was not wearing a helmet, reportedly hit his head on a landscaping boulder. The motorcycle came to a stop on its right side outside of home.
Unfortunately, the news was rife with car accidents this week. In San Carlos Park, Florida, Keisha Bienaime, a 16-year-old high school student, was critically injured in a hit and run accident while she was waiting for her bus, sources says. Reports state that Bienaime was waiting to be picked up by her school bus around 6:13 A.M. on Sanibel Boulevard when a red pickup truck veered off the road and hit the girl. The truck then sped away from the scene. It is unclear whether the license plate number was recorded.
Bienaime was air rushed to the Tampa General Hospital where she is listed as being in critical condition. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and has asked anyone with information regarding the crash to contact them.