A Hollywood, Florida limousine accident left two pedestrians injured on Wednesday, news sources indicate. The victims were identified only as an elderly couple in public reports. The male pedestrian sustained serious injuries and is not expected to survive. The woman also sustained serious but non-fatal injuries. An investigation into the accident is ongoing; at this time it is unclear whether the driver will face charges or possibly a lawsuit.
The accident occurred sometime Wednesday night at the intersection of Diplomat Landing and A1A outside of the Westin Diplomat Hotel. The elderly couple was attempting to cross the road and entered the intersection from the east side of A1A, which is when a driver of a limousine struck them. People familiar with the area related the dangers of crossing that intersection to reporters. “I’ve been hit twice on that sidewalk,” one man told reporters. “This [recent accident] does not surprise me at all.” Since the intersection is a frequent site for collisions, the city could well face scrutiny for failing to take adequate safety measures in the area. “I hope this time they make major changes [to correct] this problem,” one nearby resident commented.
Paramedics arrived at the intersection following the crash and took the couple to the Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Doctors do not expect the male victim to recover, reports say, but the female victim is expected to survive.
The driver of limousine remained on the scene and is cooperating with police, reports say. According to reports, the limousine is a courtesy vehicle that belongs to Lake Limo, an airport shuttle business based out of Lake County. It is unclear whether the company released a statement regarding the crash.
In other accident-related news, Harold Joseph Fritz of Palm Beach County was killed in an automobile accident Sunday after he drove into a tree, reports say. Fritz, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was involved in the crash. It is unclear what caused the accident.
Reports say the crash occurred around 3:00 Sunday on Forest Hill Boulevard, near Forest Hill High School. Fritz lost control of his Chevrolet Blazer, which veered off the road and collided with a tree, reports say. Fritz was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear whether alcohol, speed, or spotty roadway conditions contributed to the wreck.
Fritz was not the only South Florida resident to die in a car crash Sunday after losing control of a vehicle. Janel Jean Claude Antoine of Delray Beach was killed the same day when her vehicle struck a concrete divider on an I-95 exit ramp, reports say. Antoine, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Reports say the accident occurred at around 7:00 Sunday morning on an I-95 exit ramp leading onto Glades Road. For reasons not yet known, Antoine lost control of her vehicle and collided with the ramp’s concrete divider. She was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The conditions leading up to the crash are not yet known; an investigation by the FHP is ongoing.