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 a.am. 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.