According to authorities, 18-year-old Alexander Worrall caused the Boynton Beach car accident on Wednesday that left an elderly couple with serious injuries when he ran a red light. The traffic crash occurred at the intersection of Military Trail and Old Boynton Beach Boulevard. The couple, 85-year-old Maurice Gartman and his 82-year-old wife Evelyn, is receiving treatment for their serious injuries at Delray Medical Center.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s investigators are trying to determine whether Worrall was intoxicated when the Boynton Beach traffic crash happened.
Red Light Running
According to the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running, about 153,000 people were injured and nearly 900 others killed in the US in 2007 because drivers failed to stop at a red light. Meantime, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that red light running is a leading cause of urban collisions.
The most common reason why people run red lights is because they are in a “hurry” to get to their destination. However, what they forget in their rush to get to where their going is that red light running may actually prevent them from arriving at their destination. In the Institute’s 2009 analysis of deadly red light running accidents, it found that those most likely to run a red light were usually male and belonged to the under 30 age group. Many were involved in previous crashes, had a story of drunk driving, or received citations for speeding and other moving violations.
Our Boynton Beach car accident lawyers have seen the devastation that red right running can create in the lives of victims. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occupants of vehicles that had the right of way are the ones that end up suffering.
Authorities: Teen to blame for wreck that sent elderly couple to hospital in suburban Boynton Beach, The Palm Beach Post, December 8, 2011
Red Light Cameras, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Red Means Red
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