On the evening of September 2, 50-year-old Michelle Anita Neville was struck by a car in the 4300 block of Broadway Avenue while she was reportedly sitting in the middle of the road.
Not much is known about Neville at this time or her mental state heading into Labor Day Weekend. Her presence in the middle of the street indicates that something may have been terribly wrong.
A 22-year-old man from Riviera Beach was heading south on Broadway Avenue in a 2019 Hyundai Sonata. At the last instant, he spotted Neville and tried to veer his car so that it wouldn’t hit her. Unfortunately, his attempt was unsuccessful, and Neville was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where she died.
The man, whose identity has not yet been revealed to the public, hit a concrete median during his hasty maneuver to avoid Neville. He continued down Broadway but would return to the scene of the incident once he realized what had happened.
Reports indicate that the young man did not need medical attention after striking the median barrier or hitting Neville. At this time, the man is not facing charges for what took place on Labor Day weekend.
It’s not clear how long Neville was positioned on the road for, and whether there were other close calls with drivers leading up to the fatal collision. A local family member was notified of Neville’s death.
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is saddened to hear about this event and extend our thoughts and prayers to Neville’s family and the driver involved in the matter. (561) 655-1990 is the number to call to reach our firm, a longstanding pillar of the South Florida community.