Older man killed, teen injured in Wellington car crash

Last updated Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Older man killed, teen injured in Wellington car crash

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports a violent Wellington car crash on Thursday, March 9, leaving one dead and another injured.

The fiery accident occurred at about 1:00 PM as a southbound Jeep Grand Cherokee on Greenview Shores Boulevard made a left turn when an M series BMW roaring at a “high speed” rammed into it. Because of the crash’s impact, the Jeep spun counterclockwise before overturning. 

Within seconds of the crash, a fire broke out in the overturned jeep, and the driver tragically died. Eventually, he was identified as Aristides Guerra, 71, from Wellington. The BMW’s driver, a teen of 17, suffered minor injuries and went to the Wellington Regional Medical Center for medical help.

A friend of the teen, Zachary Zigander, also 17, saw the crash a few minutes later and helped him out. He also went to the hospital with minor injuries. 

An eyewitness said, ” There was a lot of confusion, and first responders blocked off the whole area. According to him, there’s an accident almost every other day at Wellington Trace and Greenview Shores.

A detailed investigation into the awful crash is underway, and we expect to learn more about it soon.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased’s loved ones. Prayers and thoughts go out to the injured.

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This Wellington car crash looks like a speeding accident 

Accidents caused by driver negligence caused by speeding dominate traffic death statistics in this country, including this tragic one. It’s dangerous when drivers don’t perform their duties carefully, putting themselves and others at risk. 

You can usually prevent severe accidents by following a few simple driving rules:

  • Don’t let your phone distract you when you’re driving
  • Be careful not to speed at an intersection
  • Driving under the influence can be catastrophic
  • Keep your seatbelt on

A loved one’s death is one of the most heartbreaking and traumatic experiences of one’s life. You’re more heartbroken when you realize a negligent driver was responsible. 

If you’ve lost a dear one in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence or immaturity, Rebein Law can help. Our qualified car accident lawyers in Wellington can guide you in your fight for justice and maximum compensation for your loss. With our team, you’ll get what you deserve. 

Call us at (813) 305-7285 for a detailed look at your options.

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