According to the Florida Highway Patrol, two Wellington teenagers were killed yesterday night and a third one injured after the car they were riding crashed into the back of a semi-truck on South Boulevard East of the Glades. An investigation into the Palm Beach County tractor-trailer accident is currently under way.
Per police, 18-year-old Mazelle M. Demeraski was driving a Camry east on Southern Boulevard when the car struck the rear corner of a semi’s trailer as the larger vehicle was crossing the intersection at C.R. 880. The impact of the crash caused the smaller car to roll over.
Demaraski and 18-year-old Jahmila Mariaca, both Wellington, Florida residents, were pronounced dead at the crash site. A third teen that was with them, 18-year-old Royal Palm Beach resident Eriberto Gomez Jr., was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Meantime, the driver of the large truck, Burnice L. Thompson, did not stop at the crash site. Thompson, who was later stopped by police, says he didn’t know that his vehicle had been involved in the deadly collision.
Florida Semi-Truck Crashes
If you or someone you love was seriously hurt in a South Florida tractor-trailer crash, you should speak to an experienced Palm Beach semi-truck accident law firm right away. There is a lot of information that evidence that will need to be gathered to determine who was at fault.
In some instances, the liable party will be the trucker and his/her trucking company. In other cases, it is the driver who of another vehicle that was involved in the large truck crash. Vehicle manufacturers of an auto or truck that malfunctioned can also be sued for Florida auto products liability, as can the government entity responsible for designing a road that lacked a necessary traffic light or stop sign. Depending on who or what caused your Palm Beach truck crash, there may be more than one party who should be held liable for Florida personal injury or wrongful death.
Two Wellington teens killed in semi crash; third teen expected to be released from hospital today, Palm Beach Post, March 30, 2011
Truck driver tells Martin deputy he was unaware vehicle was involved in double fatality, TCPalm, March 30, 2011
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