Deadly Crash Kills 80 Year Old Pedestrian In Lauderdale Lakes
Janet Caesar Of Lauderdale Lakes Killed While Crossing US-441 In Lauderdale Lakes.
LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff’s Office tells Boca Post that an 80-year-old woman was killed when attempting to cross SR-7 in Lauderdale Lakes.
From Broward Sheriff’s Office:
At approximately 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, a vehicle versus pedestrian crash occurred in the 2900 block of North State Road 7. Initially, it was believed the crash occurred within the city of Lauderhill and Lauderhill Police began investigating; however, during the investigation, it was determined the crash occurred in Lauderdale Lakes. The investigation was then turned over to BSO’s Traffic Homicide detectives earlier this week.
Through the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the pedestrian, Janet Caesar, was walking from west to east across the southbound lanes of North State Road 7, not in a designated crosswalk south of the intersection at Northwest 29th Street. At that time, Yanick Bien-Aime was traveling southbound on North State Road 7 in a 2005 Toyota Scion XB. Bien-Aime was driving in the far left-thru lane, through the intersection at Northeast 29th Street when Caesar was struck.
After the crash, Bien-Aime stopped, remained on the scene, and cooperated with investigators. Caesar was transported to Broward Health Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.
Detectives say that excessive speed, impairment, and mechanical malfunction are not considered to be contributing factors in this crash.