WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A motorcycle versus pedestrian collision left one person dead in West Palm Beach on Tuesday of last week.
According to police and fire reports, the crash occurred off of Military Trail. Two other people were injured in the accident and taken to local hospitals. At the time of the report, both people remained in serious condition.
Police say that two motorcycles were heading in a southbound direction on Military Trail at a high rate of speed. A pedestrian was trying to cross the intersection at Military Trail and Venus Avenue. That pedestrian is presumed to have misjudged the speed at which the motorcycles were traveling and was struck by one of them.
The motorcyclists each lost control and were ejected from the bikes. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The identities of those involved in the accident were not immediately released, and the 700th block of Military Trail had to be closed overnight as officials investigated the accident.
Officials are urging both motorcyclists and pedestrians to be vigilant as they are on city streets. Motorcycle riders are advised to travel at posted speed limits, no matter how late at night or how clear the streets. Pedestrians should be aware of any vehicle traveling toward them and wait for it to pass before attempting to cross the street. Safety should be the first concern of everyone.
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