Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in Boynton Beach, which is about 20 minutes away from Palm Beach, involving a pedestrian and a Publix tractor-trailer. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the Publix truck being driven by Bryan J. Martinez Borjas, 31, was driving on Seacrest Blvd. with passenger Huachuca Moore, 46, when they stopped behind a city recycles truck. After the city truck began moving, the Publix truck followed behind and that is when Herma Jervis, 68, was hit.
Somehow, Jervis was run over by the left outer wheel on the Publix truck, however, police aren’t sure how she ended up underneath the vehicle. Jervis was transported to Delray Medical Center and later passed away from her injuries. The intersection where the incident occurred is located just north of East Gateway Boulevard and east of Interstate 95, says the news outlet.
A Publix spokeswoman spoke out regarding the incident and said: “It’s an ongoing investigation so it would be inappropriate for us to comment at this time. But our continued thoughts and prayers are with the pedestrian.” However, Boynton Beach police are asking that any witnesses who saw the incident or have information pertaining to it call Traffic Homicide Investigator Lawrence Rini, at 561-742-6853.
Tractor-Trailer Collides into the Back of a Car Killing One Passenger and Injuring the Driver in Palm Beach
Another accident involving a tractor-trailer occurred recently that left a passenger inside a 2005 Lexus dead. The Lexus had been traveling south on I-95 near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard when a tire blowout occurred causing the vehicle to spin right into the path of a 2015 Volvo semi-trailer [Source: Palm Beach Post]. The trailer, which was being driven by Heinthie King, 47, of Louisville crashed into the rear of the car. The incident led to all southbound lanes closing until the accident scene could be cleared.
While the driver of the tractor-trailer did not sustain any injuries in the wreck, Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the Lexus, Tyler Trotman, 21, was transported to Saint Mary’s Medical Center with serious injuries. Another passenger inside the vehicle was lucky enough to walk away uninjured. However, one of the other passengers, identified as Harvington Smith, 25, died at the accident scene.
Accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks are some of the worst we see on our roadways today. Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, they often cause a significant amount of damage not to mention lead to serious injuries when involved in a collision. If you were recently involved in an accident in FL with a large truck such as a tractor-trailer or semi, it would be in your best interest to consult with a Palm Beach, FL semi-truck accident lawyer to find out what your incident might be worth. You never know, you may be entitled to compensation that will help cover you for the time you are required to spend out of work and even for the pain and suffering you have had to go through as a result of the accident.
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