Allana Diniz of Boynton Beach, Florida was hit by a truck driven by Ruben Solomon on Friday, news sources indicate. Diniz, 17, was crossing Congress Avenue at a designated crosswalk at the time. She was taken to the Delray Medical Center with serious injuries following the crash, but is expected to make a full recovery. Solomon, 52, of Boynton Beach, has not been criminally charges as an investigation into the accident continues. It is not clear whether Diniz’s family plans on seeking damages.
Reports say the accident occurred around 6:25 on Friday morning. Diniz was attempting to cross a portion of Congress Avenue around the intersection of Meadows Boulevard when Solomon’s Ford pickup struck her, sources say. At this time it is not clear whether there were any witnesses. Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after the collision and rushed Diniz to the nearby Delray Medical Center with serious injuries, though the nature of those injuries is not publicly known. Solomon did not sustain injury in the wreck.
It appears that Solomon remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities following the crash. An investigation is ongoing, and the FHP has not indicated whether it is considering alcohol, drugs, excessive speed, or inattention as factors in the collision. Investigators will likely look into the lighting at the crosswalk, given that at 6:25 in the morning the driver may have been hard-pressed to see Diniz.
In other news, teenager Craig Frizzle was killed in a St. Lucie County, Florida accident on Tuesday when he veered his moped into the path of an oncoming vehicle, reports indicate. Frizzle, 16, was rushed to the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center with critical injuries; he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. The driver of the vehicle that struck Frizzle, who was not publicly identified, but e sustained minor injuries, while a passenger escaped unscathed. An investigation into the accident is ongoing. So far, no charges have been pressed.
Reports say the accident occurred around 6:00 Tuesday. Frizzle was riding his 1986 Honda Spree along 25th Street around Canoe Creek Lane, just outside of White City. At some point, he attempted a left hand turn through traffic and was struck by an oncoming 2008 Nissan, driven by an unidentified Port St. Lucie man. The force of the impact threw Frizzle from his vehicle and he landed on the roadway. It is not yet known whether he was wearing a helmet.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed Frizzle to the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries. The driver of the Nissan sustained minor injuries in the crash and it is unclear whether he sought medical attention. The passenger was not injured.
According to reports, the two-vehicle crash resulted in several thousand dollars’ worth of damages to the 2008 Nissan. An investigation into the collision is still open and it is not yet known whether either driver was at fault. It is also not yet known whether speed, alcohol, or roadway conditions were factors in the accident.