A Davie, Florida car accident sent three people to the hospital on Thursday, news sources report. The accident allegedly occurred when a car ran a stop sign and collided with an oncoming SUV. Information regarding the victims’ identities was not immediately available following the crash; at least three victims sustained critical injuries. Police are still investigating the crash; so far, there have been no charges. It is unclear whether any of the victims will file for damages.
According to reports, the accident happened around 4:00 Thursday morning at the intersection of Davie Road and Southwest 28th Court. Court Street is a simple two-way street that merges onto Davie Road, a large four-lane highway. There is stop sign on Southwest Court designated to control traffic merging onto Davie Road.
Two victims were in an SUV traveling northbound on Davie Road when a car traveling westbound on Southwest failed to stop for the stop sign. “The car was driven by a male and it failed to stop at a stop sign,” a police spokesperson said. “The car T-boned the SUV, and it rolled over.” It is not clear whether police are waiting for the driver of the car to recover before filing charges.
Two people in the SUV, as well as the driver of the car, sustained critical injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital; an update on their condition was not immediately available following the crash.
Car accidents are sometimes deadly. Yoga teacher and Swami Juice founder Stephen “Jak” Jakobot was killed in a car crash on Saturday, reports indicate. One of 29-year-old Jackboot’s tires reportedly exploded, causing him to lose control of his car. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Sources say Jakobot and his business partner, Kelly Koleos, teach yoga at Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, which has locations in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. The pair had also invested $20,000 in a juicer and rented out a large warehouse in Boca Raton with the intention of making healthy fruit and vegetable juice blends under the name Swami Juice. “We had high expectations,” Koleos said in light of the incident. It is not clear what will happen to the two companies now that Jakobot has passed away.
The accident occurred around 8:30 Saturday evening as Jakobot was en route to Fort Myers with his dog, Layla. Jakobot was on Alligator Alley when a tire on his 1996 Toyota 4Runner blew. The blown tire caused his vehicle to roll over and collide with a tree. Jakobot was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, reports say, but he still sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Cleveland Clinic. Sadly, he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. Layla survived the crash; Koleos is currently caring for her, sources say.
“[Jakobot] was generous, loving, honest, somebody who would do anything for anybody,” Koleos said following the crash. “He believed in creating community, supporting local farms, and producing a high-quality product that we could share with that community.”
Jakobot’s aunt, Susan Cash, seemed to share the sentiment. “He was an incredible guy,” she told the press. “He traveled all over the world, ran with the bulls, did everything.”