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.
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.
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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