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Teen bicyclist fatally hit near Boynton

By Alex Zequeira bio | email
Posted by Rachel Leigh email

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A family is mourning the loss of their 17-year old son, who was hit by two cars while riding his bike along Hagan Ranch Road, near Boynton Beach.

It happened at around 5:15 Monday afternoon. Investigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Investigations Unit say the teen, Patrick Boersma was apparently riding his bike down the paved median, when he decided to cross the northbound lanes. That's when they say two cars hit Boersma, and a third hit his bike. Boersma was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of all of the cars involved in the accident were questioned at the scene, but so far no charges have been filed against any of them.

Investigators say that there was a crosswalk, with two functional crosswalk signals, not 30 yards from the scene of the accident. they say if that crosswalk would have been used properly, the accident might have been avoided.

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