MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A man lost his life Sunday after he collided his black Mercedes convertible into a forklift on Fort Lauderdale beach.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the man, identified as 70-year-old James Zakos, was driving south on a busy road when he crashed into the teeth of the forklift.

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Witnesses told the Broward County newspaper that vehicle’s long forks were sticking out into oncoming traffic.

The forklift driver, identified as Ulises Alberto Mondragon, 30, initially left the scene to a nearby construction site before returning and cooperating with authorities.

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Area residents said the intersection near Las Olas Beach in Fort Lauderdale is dangerous and needs a traffic light.

Near the crash site, there are many restaurants, bars, and hotels that beachgoers frequent.

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