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13-Year-Old Boy On Bike Struck By Car, Killed In Boynton Beach

by | Jun 15, 2023 | Boynton Beach Car Accident | 29 comments

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Blake Buchbinder, 13, Passed Away

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (Boca Post) (Copyright © 2023) — 13-year-old Blake Buchbinder was riding his bike when he was struck and killed by a vehicle in unincorporated Boynton Beach on Wednesday evening.

PBSO deputies and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the area of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Lyons Road just before 6 PM on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023.

According to deputies, Michelle Ruf, of Okeechobee, was traveling westbound on Boynton Beach Boulevard within the inside/left through lane. At the same time, 13-year-old Blake Buchbinder of Boynton Beach was on his bicycle northbound across Boynton Beach Boulevard on the west side of Lyons Road within the crosswalk.

Deputies say Buchbinder was crossing against the traffic signals as the vehicle traversed the intersection. Buchbinder traveled into the path of the vehicle; thus, a violent crash occurred as the left front of the vehicle impacted Buchbinder.

Sadly, Buchbinder has succumbed to his injuries.

Blake Buchbinder, 13, Passed Away

Blake Buchbinder, Image Credit: Gofundme

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29 Comments

  1. I knew him, he went to my school. My whole Snapchat is saying live long blake and stuff like that, so sad.

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  2. i remember him he went to middle school and elementary school with me. all of us would play tg in 5th grade but it proves that anybody can die at any time. rip blake 🪦

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  3. he went to my school and was in my math class; rest in peace blake. what happened to you was horrible.

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  4. He was such a sweet soul. I love him so much. Miss you buddy

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  5. we miss you blake

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  6. R.I.P Blake 🕊️❤️

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  7. LLB 🕊️

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  8. I knew Blake for as long as I can remember he lived about 5 houses from me he was always very funny and a good friend to me. R.I.P Blake.

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  9. didn’t know him well, but he had such a sweet and kind soul. praying for his family during this rough time. LLB🤍🕊️

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  10. rest in peace Blake ❤️

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  11. I didn’t know him very well but anyone could tell that he was a kind and funny person. He went to my school. He was a good student. I hope he flies high. RIP Blake 🕊️🤍

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  12. Unfortunately I was at the intersection when it happened, so sad and avoidable, my heart breaks for his family and his friends who were with him when it happened. I am so upset to hear this outcome.

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  13. He was in my science class. We love and miss you blake!

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  14. LLB🕊️

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  15. LLB🕊️.

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  16. LLB

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  17. I don’t know Blake, but I’ve a been seeing so many people commemorate him all over social media, he close to my age so it’s scary to think about. Rest in peace Blake.

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  18. Fly high Blake you will forever be missed

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  19. He was my teammate, knew him for about 5 years, had no idea that something like this would happen to him, he was so funny and outgoing, he was one of the most talented players on my team, and he was our captain. LLB🕊️❤️

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  20. This is so sad! 🙁

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  21. Long live Blake 🕊️💔

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  22. Here to say that no one can even fathom this pain for the family. Praying for a peace that surpasses all understanding.

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  23. Did his parents ever drum bicycle safety into his head? He may not have wanted to hear it but it might have saved his life.

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    • I’m sure they did. Accidents happen and best thing to do is say a prayer for the family, nor make jerk comments

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      • Asking a question which could have saved the kid’s life is not a “Jerk Comment”.
        This was an avoidable accident which makes it reasonable to ask why this poor kid didn’t obey the Traffic Light. A parent’s primary responsibility is for the safety of their children and prayers don’t replace that effort.

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    • Ron Wheland You are an ***hole. You must not be a parent… and if you are, I feel badly for your children.

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  24. Prayers go out to the family…..

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  25. My heart aches for this sweet family!

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  26. I see many bike riders zoom across oncoming traffic, as well as I see cars zoom from the right to the left and vice versa. I’m sorry for such a young life to have been taken. Please bicyclers be careful and you must obey the traffic lights just as well as the cars.🙏

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