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Father and Infant Son Struck by Van in Palm Beach County Intersection

A father and his fourteen-month-old baby were struck by a driver in Palm Beach County Thursday. Both the baby and his father were transported to Delray Medical Center following the crash. The accident occurred as the father was pushing his son in a stroller across the street in a crosswalk on Lake Worth Road near Nassau Road.

According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera, the driver of a white van was attempting to turn left from Nassau Road onto Lake Worth Road and he did not see the father pushing the baby in the stroller. Both the father and baby sustained minor injuries in the crash and were taken to the hospital under trauma alerts. The intersection where the accident occurred is west of Jog Road and just east of Florida’s Turnpike. The incident caused westbound lane closures on Lake Worth Road for a short time.

Father, baby boy taken to Delray Medical Center after car hits man and stroller, September 19, 2013

Unfortunately, pedestrians face a high risk of danger every time that they are close to a roadway, especially near or in an intersection. Children and young infants are particularly at risk because they often go unseen and can suffer devastating injuries from a vehicle’s impact. These accidents can be caused by many different things, including defective parts, speeding, distracted driving, or because of the influence of substances like drugs or alcohol. As seemed to be the case here, pedestrians can also be out of the view of drivers for many reasons. The Palm Beach automobile accident attorneys have spent over twenty years helping their clients recover the most amount of compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys understand the frustration and pain that comes along with these tragic accidents and are equipped to offer you and your family the help that you need after an accident like this one. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident or any other type of motor vehicle accident, call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation.

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