The community is grieving in the aftermath of a pedestrian-vehicle collision that occurred on the morning of April 3 on Village Boulevard between Cumberland Drive and Brandywine Road.
One pedestrian has been confirmed dead, while a second pedestrian is seriously injured. We’re hoping that the latter party can make a full and speedy recovery while in the great hands of experienced medical personnel.
Details about what took place are still sparse, but it will be interesting to see how this fatal crash unfolded. The driver of the vehicle that was involved in the fatal crash remained on the scene to answer questions asked by homicide investigators and the West Palm Beach police.
In many instances, pedestrians try to get from one side of the street to another without the right of way, as they think they have more time than they do to accomplish this. In other situations, pedestrians realize they are up against it in terms of timing, and attempt to sprint across the street as oncoming traffic draws closer.
However, there are also a lot of examples of pedestrian crashes that find the driver distracted or not fully focused on the road ahead. This can cause vehicles to not stop where they should at a crosswalk, and ultimately make contact with someone traversing on foot.
We’ll see what details emerge here, but everyone on and in the vicinity of the road needs to remain aware at all times.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a crash, call us at (561) 655-1990 for help.