West Palm Beach, FL Tequesta pedestrian killed by school bus

Legal news for Florida automobile accident attorneys. A school bus hit and killed a pedestrian in Palm Beach County.

Florida automobile accident lawyers- A pedestrian was hit and killed by a school bus in Tequesta.

West Palm Beach, FL—A pedestrian was struck and killed by a school bus that was on its way to pick up a load of Jupiter students. The school bus crash happened on Monday morning, October 5, 2009 around 7:15 a.m., at the intersection of Seabrook Road and Tequesta Drive, as reported by the Sun Sentinel.

According to Tequesta police officials, a school bus, which was picking up students along Seabrook, made a left turn onto Tequesta Drive when the bus hit 69-year-old Jerry Licklider, of Jupiter. Licklider reportedly walked in front of the school bus, and became pinned under the bus after he was struck. The Tequesta Fire Rescue arrived on the scene of the crash and transported Licklider to Jupiter Lighthouse Park, where Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Trauma Hawk helicopter airlifted Licklider to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment. Unfortunately, Licklider later died from his serious injuries sustained in the wreck.
The school bus was reportedly carrying 20 students to Limestone Creek Elementary School when the crash occurred. No students were reportedly injured in the wreck. Several students were released to their parents at the scene of the crash. Approximately 20 students were transported to the Tequesta Community Center, where another school bus transported them the rest of the way to school. Tequesta police investigators are reportedly conducting a full investigation on the fatal bus crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Florida automobile accident lawyers