Trevor James Cardon was critically injured in a Lake Worth, Florida collision Monday, sources report. Cardon, 21, was taken to the Delray Medical Center following the crash. Bernardo M. Ortez, 47, was in the other vehicle; he escaped the incident uninjured. The Florida Highway Patrol is still trying to determine what factors led to the accident. It is unclear whether Ortez will file for damages.
According to reports, the accident occurred on Lake Worth Road in suburban Lake Worth. Lake Worth Road is a four-lane road with two passing lanes in either direction. The accident occurred around 3:30 Monday afternoon, reports say. Ortez was heading westbound in his Mercedes van and Cardon was following closely behind in his motorized scooter. Ortez reportedly came to a stop to let traffic pass and Cardon rear-ended him.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed Cardon to the Delray Medical Center; his condition remained critical throughout the day. Ortez was uninjured, reports say. The Lake Worth police were investigating the incident and did not say whether speed or alcohol played a role in the accident. Officers say Cardon was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
In other accident-related news, Irving Matis of Royal Palm Beach was killed in a crash on Thursday, reports say. Matis, 91, reportedly drove his car into the path of Mara Herrara, 47, of West Palm Beach. Matis was taken to the Palms West Hospital; he died two weeks later. Investigators say Matis “failed to yield and turned into the path” of Herrara’s vehicle.
According to reports, the accident occurred around 3:00 Thursday evening at the intersection of Strathmore Gate Drive and Royal Palm Beach Boulevard. Matis was reportedly making a left hand turn out of Strathmore Gate Drive onto the northern bound lanes of Royal Palm Beach Boulevard. However, he failed to see Herrara, who was traveling northbound on Royal Palm Beach Boulevard. Matis passed into the path of Herrara and their vehicles collided.
Rescue teams arrived on the scene and rushed Matis to the Palms West Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries two weeks later, reports say. It is not clear whether Herrara was injured or whether her vehicle was salvageable following the crash. Statistics show that teenage and elderly drivers are particularly prone to driving errors that cause accidents; in Florida, with its large elderly population, the latter issue is the more problematic.
In more accident-related news, a driver was injured in a Miramar accident on Friday, reports indicate. Information regarding the driver’s identity was not immediately available. Paramedics rushed the drive to a nearby hospital; doctors say the accident left him critically injured. Police are trying to determine what led to the violent crash.
According to reports, the accident occurred Friday afternoon on the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Miramar. While the exact details are unclear, reports say an SUV rolled over a number of times on the southbound lanes of I-75. Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed the driver to a nearby hospital. No one else appears to have been injured in the accident.