A Lake Worth, Florida motorcycle accident injured two people on Wednesday, news sources indicate. The injured parties were taken to the Delray Beach Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries. Neither they nor the driver of the second vehicle, a van, have been identified in public reports. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. It is also unclear whether either of the drivers will file for damages.
Reports say the accident occurred around 3:00 Wednesday afternoon along Federal Highway near First Avenue South. Police and the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue arrived to the scene and found both motorcycle riders lying on the ground near the accident scene. According to reports, the motorcycle and a van collided, causing the accident. The exact circumstances surrounding the crash are not yet clear; investigators have not yet announced whether they believe either party was turning or had lost control of their vehicle. It is also not known whether the bikers were wearing a helmet.
Paramedics rushed the motorcyclists to the Delray Beach Medical Center in a Trauma Hawk helicopter. It is unclear if the driver of the van was injured. The Florida Highway Patrol did not release a statement following the crash. The northern and southern bound lanes of Federal Highway, and some of First Avenue South, were shut down while rescue teams investigated and cleared the crash scene.
In other news, Crystal Brunson of Boynton Beach, Florida was honored Tuesday for the role she played in helping Angel Soto, a car crash victim, news sources indicate. Brunson, 25, is one of a number of local residents to be honored for assisting in the October accident that left Soto with one amputated leg and one fractured leg.
Reports say the accident occurred on October 29 when Alex Proscurshim of Boynton Beach, who was driving a car, collided with a truck on Old Boynton Road. The exact details of the accident were not immediately available. Soto, who was at the scene, rushed to Proscurshim’s aid. As he searched the man’s vehicle for other injured people, a Porsche driving down the road smashed into the wrecked vehicles. Soto’s legs were pinned inside of Proscurshim’s vehicle as a result of the second crash. Proscurshim, who was not injured, used his shirt as a tourniquet on Soto’s right leg while they waited for paramedics to arrive.
Brunson was driving down Old Boynton Road at the time. She stopped at the crash scene and offered to help. According to reports, Brunson gave Soto’s wife a ride to the Delray Medical Center and kept her company as doctors worked on Soto’s legs. Soto’s right leg had to be amputated, and he sustained some fractures to his left leg. His injury was ruled an accident, and no one had been criminally charged.
“I hope it’s the last time I ever have to see anything like that,” Brunson said, “but it’s pretty awesome [to be recognized].” Proscurshim was also honored for helping Soto following the accident. The two were given awards by the Boynton Beach department along with Soto himself.