Boca Raton, FL (February 23, 2021) – On Saturday night, February 20, a woman was killed in a fatal accident that took place on a Boca Raton highway.
According to police, the accident happened around 9 p.m. on US-1 near northeast 29th Street and the Legacy Plaza. At the time, a 2015 Mercedes Benz was traveling south on US-1. As it approached the intersection, it collided with a 2012 Nissan that was headed northbound in the area.
The driver of the Nissan, identified as 51-year-old Leann Cheatham, was ejected from her vehicle. Paramedics and numerous other responders were present to assist but she was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
The driver of the Mercedes has since been identified as 24-year-old Sebaciano Cheridor of Delray Beach, who has not been charged for their role in the accident at this time.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Statistically, Florida has one of the highest traffic death rates per resident within the entire U.S. In just 2018 alone, research showed that approximately 3,133 traffic fatalities took place throughout the state of Florida. Because the fatality rate is so high, drivers are urged to pay close attention to the roads around them so that fatalities and serious injury accidents can be prevented. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a Florida car accident, it is important that you and your family understand your options moving forward.
Fatal car accidents stem from a variety of careless acts in Florida including distracted driving, intoxicated driving, fatigued driving, and speeding among many other causes. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you and your family. Speaking with a Florida personal injury attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past can ensure that your rights are being protected and that you are receiving fair compensation to keep up with the bills during this challenging time.
At Chad J. Robinson, PLLC, our compassionate Florida car accident legal team has diligently assisted many families who have tragically lost a loved one due to Florida car accidents. We are well-versed in Florida accident laws and have the resources necessary to protect your rights after you have suffered immense losses due to another party’s negligent actions. With the help of our attorneys, you can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve to pay for aspects like medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident and believe that another individual is at fault, please do not hesitate to contact a Florida wrongful death attorney that you can trust with every aspect of your claim at (786) 519-2423.
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