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John Quintal Killed in Sunrise, Florida Hit-and-Run Collision

John Quintal was killed in a Sunrise, Florida hit-and-run collision on Sunday, news sources report. Quintal, 49, was on his bicycle at the time of the accident; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are currently conducting an investigation but have so far been unable to identify the hit-and-run driver.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 9:00 Saturday evening in the 2100 block of Sunset Strip, a four-lane road separated by a grassy median. While the exact details surrounding the accident are unknown, detectives say a vehicle struck a Quintal’s bike. The driver left the scene following the accident, reports say. It is currently unclear whether Quintal was crossing the road or just riding his bicycle on the street. It is also unclear whether the bike and its rider were properly furnished with night riding safety equipment
Paramedics arrived at the crash site and pronounced Quintal dead. Detectives recovered shards of a broken headlight and silver paint chips from the scene of the accident. The detectives hope to use the debris to identify the make and model of car that was involved in the accident.

When a vehicle collides with a bicyclist, the results are often fatal. Records show there were 549 bicyclists injured in traffic-related accidents in Broward County in 2010; five bicyclists died in traffic accident that year as well, records indicate.

In other accident-related news, one person was sent to the hospital following an accident in Palm Beach County, reports say. The accident occurred on a Florida Turnpike entrance ramp. Information regarding the identities of the two drivers involved was not made available following the crash, though detectives say a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was involved in the wreck. Police are currently conducting an investigation to find out what led to the violent crash.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 10:00 Tuesday morning. The exact details are not yet known; reports say a FHP trooper and another unidentified driver collided while on a Florida Turnpike entrance ramp. Paramedics arrived on the scene and took one victim to the Palms West Hospital. It is unclear whether the victim was a driver or passenger; he or she sustained minor injuries in the crash.

In more accident-related news, one person was taken to the hospital on Saturday following an accident in Boynton Beach, reports indicate. Information regarding the identities of those involved was unavailable following the crash. Detectives are conducting an investigation to determine what conditions led to the incident. It is not yet known whether a ticket has been issued or charges have been filed.

Reports say the accident occurred around 4:30 Saturday evening on South State Road 7 in Boynton Beach. Two vehicles were northbound on the road when the lead vehicle collided with a guardrail; the second vehicle then collided with the first, reports say. Paramedics arrived on the scene and one person requested medical transport. Paramedics took the victim to the Bethesda West Hospital with unspecified injuries. It is unclear whether the injured person was a driver or passenger.

Sources: 2.12.13 Sunrice Bicycle Accident.pdf, 2.12.13 Florida Turnpike Collisoin.pdf, 2.12.13 Boynton Beach Collision.pdf.

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