Go-Kart Accident Takes Life of Teenager

A teenager from New Hyde Park had just turned 16 in February. It was the same month that she lost her life in a tragic accident while on winter break in Florida.

According to officials, the sophomore cheerleader and field hockey player was at a track at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that the girl was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center following the accident. No details were provided regarding the cause of the accident or its severity.

The accident occurred on the last Saturday in February and the teenager passed away on Sunday. A representative of the raceway confirmed that the accident had occurred but referred any further questions to officials for the track. Those people, or that person, did not return requests for comment.

The teenager is being remembered as a “nice, funny” person. A GoFundMe page was created to help the family with funeral expenses and to help the family.

Because no details of the accident were released, it is unknown whether there was a hazard on the track, the go-kart was in ill-repair or the teen made some type of driving error. If the problem lies with the raceway, they may be ordered to compensate the victim’s family.

If you have been hurt in an accident on someone’s property in West Palm Beach, you have rights. Reach out to our office to schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation.

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.