DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA – A serious automobile accident left three people dead and two others injured Sunday when a car traveling South in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 crashed head on into another vehicle in Palm Beach County, Florida. The fatal auto accident also contributed to two other injury wrecks. Several people injured in the crash were sent to Delray Medical Center for emergency medical treatment including one police officer.
The fatal accident between a white Mercedes and a black Pontiac occurred at approximately 5:10 a.m. just south of Atlantic Avenue.
According to police, Boris Rapoport of Quebec was driving the Mercedes when it struck the Pontiac which was being driven by North Lauderdale resident, Kenneth Richard Jenkins, 25.
Rapoport and two others who were in the backseat of the Mercedes, 79 year old Renee Rapoport, of Quebec, and 83 yeaqr old Robert S. Rutman, of Boca Raton, were killed in the crash. 69 year old Angelina Pauglica, of Quebec, who was also in the Mercedes, had surgery after being admitted to the hospital in critical condition.
According to Lt. Tim Frith of the Florida Highway Patrol, Jenkins was also taken to Delray Medical Center and is expected to survive.
Delray Beach police Sgt. Toby Rubin and 4 others sustained injuries when their cars collided while Rubin was chasing the wrong-way vehicle.
Investigators said that after the head-on collision, a white Honda was hit by a blue Hyundai trying to avoid the wrecked automobiles, police said. Edward Duggan (the driver of the Honda), and his wife, Christina of Short Hills, N.J. were heading north to Palm Beach International Airport when their car was hit. The Duggans were not seriously injured and were not hospitalized.
Investigators said the driver of the blue Hyundai, 35 year old Lake Worth resident, LaShawn Antoinette Brown, also avoided serious injury.
According to her mother, Rosetta Brown, Brown was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach later that day with strong neck and back pain.
Our Florida injury lawyers handle auto accident cases in Palm Beach County regularly and know full well the tragedy that can result from careless driving on our highways.