Cecile Steingart was killed and Michael Borino, Brian Holness, and Almira Segree were injured in Delray Beach, Florida after Borino allegedly ran a red light and turned in front of Holness’s vehicle, news sources report. Steingart, 97, of Coconut Creek was pronounced dead following the wreck. Segree, 62, of Delray Beach, Holness, 17, of Fort Lauderdale, and Borino, 49, of Boynton Beach all sustained varying injuries in the crash. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident. So far, no charges have been filed.
According to reports, Holness was behind the wheel of a 2003 Toyota at the time of the accident, and Steingart and Segree were his passengers. Borino was driving a 2010 Chevrolet SUV and was reportedly alone. The collision occurred near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and El Clair Ranch Road, a six-lane roadway whose opposing lanes are separated by a grassy median.
Sources say Holness was westbound on Atlantic Avenue at around 1:00 Saturday afternoon. Borino was eastbound and attempted to turn onto El Clair Ranch Road. Witnesses allege that Borino ran a red light and turned in front of Holness’s car. Holness was unable to stop in time and collided head-on with Borino, reports say.
Steingart was taken to Delray Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead following the crash. Segree sustained critical injuries; Holness and Borino sustained minor injuries. Police have not yet determined whether Borino actually ran a red light; an investigation is ongoing.
Unfortunately, car accidents are common occurrences in South Florida. Two people were injured in a Hypoluxo accident on Saturday when after the driver lost control of the vehicle, which flipped and crashed into a tree. Information regarding the victims’ identities was not immediately available following the incident. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the wreck.
The accident occurred near the Sam’s Club on Seacrest Boulevard near Hypoluxo Road and Interstate 95. Reports say the victims’ vehicle left the road, rolled over, and struck a tree on the side of the road, though it is not clear what caused the crash. The victims sustained critical injuries and were taken to Delray Medical Center.
Although the victims in this case survived, rollover accidents can be especially deadly. For example, Merlande Chery of North Miami was killed and 18 people were injured in a rollover accident on April 13, reports indicate. The accident occurred when the van carrying the victims blew a tire and crashed. Chery, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, while 18 other victims were taken to area hospitals. The Florida Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
The upset occurred around 7 p.m. on April 14 as the Ford E350 van was traveling northbound on Interstate 95. Sources say there were 20 people aboard the van at the time. During the trip, a tire blew on the van and the driver lost control. The van veered and rolled over several times. Chery died in the crash; it was not immediately clear whether she was wearing her seatbelt. The 18 injured parties were taken to various area hospitals for treatment.