A crash between an SUV and an ATV left one Boynton Beach man dead on Thursday, November 26. Authorities say the accident happened just before 4:30 PM.
Resley Estime, 21, was driving south on North Seacrest approaching Northwest 10th in his Yamaha Raptor 700 ATV. Jean Alfred, 63, of Boynton Beach, was northbound on North Seacrest in a Toyota Rav4. He turned west onto Northwest 10th and the vehicles came into contact. Estime was rushed to a local hospital, where he unfortunately later died.
Police said Alfred sustained no injuries.
A 2014 report found that Florida accounts for roughly 29% of all ATV related fatalities in the country. Like motorcycles, ATVs are smaller than typical passenger vehicles and may be more difficult to see. Riders are also more likely to be injured than someone in a larger, sturdier passenger car. Drivers should always “look twice and save a life” before turning, to ensure they haven’t missed a smaller vehicle.