Edith Bette Lewis, Steven V. Taitel, his wife Karen Taitel, and Jack and Joyce Weinstein were involved in a Palm Beach, Florida car accident over the weekend that ended with Steven Taitel dead, according to news sources. Taitel, 69, was reportedly pronounced dead at Delray Medical Center after the accident. Karen Taitel, 68, Joyce Weinstein, 67, and Edith Bette Lewis, 72, sustained serious injuries in the crash, sources indicate. Jack Weinstein was reportedly the least hurt, suffering minor injuries. Charges are pending as an investigation into the crash continues. Authorities have asked any witness of the crash to please come forward with information.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reportedly announced the accident in a press release on Monday morning. According to reports, the accident occurred at approximately 10:23 p.m. on Sunday night at the entrance to the Cobblestone Creek community located on Lyons Road. Weinstein was reportedly driving an Infiniti sedan carrying his wife and Steven and Karen Taitel, while Lewis was driving a Dodge Caravan with no passengers. The crash allegedly occurred when the Infiniti was headed northbound on Lyons Road. Lewis allegedly drove her vehicle directly in front of the Infiniti while trying to turn left into the Cobblestone Creek community where she lived. The Infiniti struck the Caravan on its right side, sources indicate.
After the accident, everyone involved in the crash had to be transported to area hospitals for medical treatment, according to reports. Taitel was reportedly pronounced dead at 4:05 a.m. on Monday at Delray Medical Center, where he was undergoing emergency surgery. Karen Taitel, Joyce Weistein, and Lewis remain in serious condition, and no updates on their statuses are immediately available. It is not clear whether Jack Weinstein is still in the hospital
Florida has seen more than its’ fair share of traffic accidents recently. In one Winter Park, Florida incident that occurred recently, a 21-year-old woman was arrested and charged with DUI and property damage after she allegedly struck a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant with her SUV. It is not immediately clear whether Brittany Christian has qualified for bail bond or retained a private criminal defense attorney following the incident.
news sources indicate that the accident occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Thursday at a Steak ‘n Shake fast food restaurant located on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. Witnesses reported that Christian had ordered at the drive through of the restaurant shortly before the accident. She then allegedly crashed her SUV into the front of the restaurant. The vehicle reportedly ended up partially lodged in the customer waiting area of the eatery. Luckily, no one, including Christian, her passenger, and customers and employees, was injured in the crash.
Sources indicate that police believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash, although it is unclear whether Christian underwent any sobriety tests or had blood drawn after the accident. The Steak ‘n Shake’s drive-through is reportedly still open, but an inspector called in to determine the scope of the damage reportedly determined that the store had to undergo repairs before opening its’ interior to the public again. It is not clear whether the store plans to pursue damages.