POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A violent crash Wednesday in Pompano Beach claimed the life of a woman who was rollerblading on a nearby recreation path.
It happened Wednesday, near 601 NE 10th Street, on the path along the west side of the Pompano Beach Airpark.
The driver of a speeding car lost control and hit a tree sideways which split the vehicle in half.
Part of the car then hit the rollerblader who died on the scene.
Investigators tell us the car may have been trying to pass someone just moments before the crash. A 25-year-old man was behind the wheel — with a 37-year-old woman in the passenger’s seat. They were both ejected.
“The lady that appeared to be ejected from the passenger seat I saw a wig laying right there by the door and then another male laying in the street it look like he got ejected from the driver side of the car,” said witness Brad Mitchell.
Mitchell was nearby when the crash happened.
“I was about to call 911 then I saw a black SUV pursuing it. I thought that might’ve been an undercover officer and literally 10 seconds later I saw the car split in two, bodies lying in the street,” said Mitchell.
The power of that crash, that left the car scattered around the scene and Aline Palla Acosta dead while she was simply rollerblading on the exercise trail has many shaken up.
“My thoughts go out to the family of the rollerblader that was minding her own business just exercising and there’s any saving grace I believe he or she probably died instantly.”
The people that walk or ride on the path were shaken by what happened. Mitchell said the woman who died never saw it coming.
“it’s horrible. Horrific. I come here every day and walk, I see people speeding trying to pass. I never thought anything like this would happen,” said resident Bridget Page.