Man Pushing Vehicle Off Road Struck And Killed in I-95 Hit-and-Run

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – No good deed goes unpunished. For the 23-year-old Northern Virginia man who was struck and killed early Tuesday morning, this was his fate.

Authorities are looking for any information that will lead to the arrest of the driver who struck and killed the pedestrian near $5th street around 2 on March 9. 2021.

The young man was struck and killed while he was trying to push his disabled vehicle off the roadway. Of course, we can only speculate that he was trying to maintain the flow of traffic by removing his vehicle from the road to allow cars to pass.

Investigators say that the man was pushing his sedan off the road after it broke down in the early hours of the morning when a vehicle approached that likely did not see him stopped and outside of his vehicle. The first vehicle hit the man while he was pushing his vehicle onto the shoulder of the road, which then threw him into the road. Seconds later, a third vehicle hit the man while he lay on the roadway. The vehicle continued down the road and has not been identified by investigators yet.

Currently, there is no description of the vehicle but investigators say that the vehicle would have major damage to the right headlight assembly that was visible beginning that morning of March 9. If you have any information in this case, you are urged to reach out to the West Palm Beach police department non energy line as soon as possible (561) 822-1900.

The young man was trying to do the right thing by pushing his car from the driver’s side into the shoulder of the I-95 motorway and unfortunately, that cost him his life. We urge motorists to remain in their vehicles for their own safety.

The name of the driver who was killed has not been released. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his families. This is the second fatal crash this month on northbound I-95 near 45th Street this month after a 17-year-old boy died March 2.

Knowing exactly what to do after a hit and run in West Palm Beach is essential. But in these frantic moments, it can be difficult for many motorists to maintain composure. And who could blame you? We urge anyone who sees these accidents to call the police immediately.

Speak with a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer if you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident: (561) 566-5021.

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Michael A. Feiner is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Steinger, Greene & Feiner. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001, Michael has devoted his practice to representing plaintiffs throughout Florida in various tort and strict liability cases and has successfully litigated cases against national insurance companies, large public companies, and governmental agencies, resulting in tens of millions of dollars for his clients. He has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of plaintiffs, including automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, product liability, dog bites, and sexual harassment. Michael’s product liability case against Microsoft, as well as his representation of victims of sexual harassment and abuse by physicians, has garnered him important media attention at both the local and national levels. Michael is an experienced trial lawyer and successfully argued an appeal to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In the reported decision Ortlieb v. Butts, 849 So.2d 1165 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003), Michael persuaded the Fourth District Court of Appeal that a directed verdict on liability was appropriate where the defendant did not rebut the presumption of negligence of a rear driver in a rear-end collision.