UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 In Serious Condition After Scooter Crash In West Boca Raton
According to PBSO, a Nissan Sentra was traveling eastbound, in the outside through lane, on Palmetto Park Rd W and slowing to turn right into Veterans’ Memorial Park. At the same time, a scooter was traveling eastbound on Palmetto Park Rd W on the right-hand shoulder.
The scooter was improperly passing the vehicles in the outside through lane. While the Sentra was turning right into Veterans’ Memorial Park, the scooter entered into the Sentra’s path of travel, from the shoulder, and the right front fender of the Sentra collided with the left side of the scooter.
Post Impact, the driver of the scooter, Didier Estrada, and the passenger, Lian Cardenas-Cedeno, were ejected from the scooter and came tin the southeast corner of the intersection.
The scooter was then redirected onto the sidewalk where it came to rest.
43-year-old Didier Estrada was transported by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to Delray Medical Center with life-threatening injuries where he late passed away. 21-year-old Lian Cardenas-Cedeno was transported with serious injuries.
Originally reported by Boca Post
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Two men were transported to a local trauma center after being involved in a scooter versus a car accident on West Palmetto Park Road in unincorporated Boca Raton on Thursday afternoon.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the area of 9400 West Palmetto Park Road where they found two men who were involved in a motorized scooter accident. One of the men was said to be unresponsive upon the arrival of first responders.
Sources close to the investigation tell Boca Post that neither of the riders was wearing a helmet. Both victims were transported to a local trauma center as priority 2 trauma alerts.
Witnesses say that another motorist was seen standing by as firefighters worked on the victims.
This is a developing story. We will update you here with more information as it becomes available.
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