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West Palm Beach, Florida Collision Kills One, Sends Three to Hospital

A West Palm Beach, Florida collision killed one person and sent three others to the hospital on Saturday, news sources report. The accident occurred at a busy intersection. Police say one man was pronounced dead at the scene and two adults and one child were rushed to nearby hospitals. Information regarding the victims’ identities was not immediately available. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed. It remains to be seen whether any of the victims will file for damages.

According to reports, the accident occurred at the intersection of Jog Road and Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Both roads have twelve lanes that are separated by a small median. The roads converge at a complex intersection that involves four sets of traffic lights. Such intersections can be difficult to navigate for drivers who are not familiar with the area, or who are distracted.

Reports say the accident occurred around 5:00 Saturday morning. While the exact details are not yet known, police say there was a two-vehicle crash in the intersection. When West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County rescue teams arrived at the scene, they found two very damaged vehicles blocking the intersection. Paramedics pronounced one victim dead at the scene. Rescue workers took two victims, one adult and one child, to St Mary’s Medical Center. Another victim, an adult, was taken to the West Palm Beach Hospital. Information regarding the victim’s identities was not available following the crash.

In other news, Claudia Marcelina Juarez Gabriel was killed as she was crossing the road in Greenacres on Saturday, reports say. The accident occurred near Lake Worth Road. Gabriel, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine whether the driver of the vehicle that struck Gabriel, 35-year-old Michelin Sejour, will be charged with a crime. He is reportedly cooperating with authorities.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 6:00 Saturday morning in the vicinity of the 4700 block of Lake Worth Road. Police say Gabriel was crossing the street on foot when Sejour’s 2010 Honda ran her over. Paramedics arrived at the crash site and pronounced Gabriel dead at the scene. Sejour remained at the scene. It is unclear whether Gabriel was crossing at a crosswalk.

Another accident in West Palm Beach sent two people to the hospital on Saturday, reports say. The crash occurred on Interstate 95. One adult and one child were rushed to the hospital via the Trauma Hawk helicopter. Police are still investigating the crash; it is unclear who was at fault or whether speed or an mind-altering substance may have played a factor.

Reports say the accident occurred at around 9:00 Saturday evening on Interstate 95 near the Indiantown Road exit. One adult and one child were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center following the crash, which occurred in the northbound lanes of the highway. Information regarding the victims’ conditions was not immediately available following the wreck. It is also unclear how many vehicles were involved.

Sources: 2.23.13 West Palm Beach Collision.pdf, 2.23.13 Greenacres Pedestrial Collision.pdf, 2.23.13 Jupiter Accident.pdf.

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