Published On: Thu, Jan 7th, 2016

Man, 89, Killed in Valet Stand Crash on New Year’s Eve

By CRA News Service

An 89-year-old Boca Raton man was killed after he rear-ended a car then crashed into a support column at a country club valet drop off area west of the city on New Year’s Eve, authorities said.

Irving Rosenberg, 89 was rushed to Delray Medical Center where he died on Friday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday as Rosenberg was driving his Toyota Camry up to the valet station at the Boca West County Club, he crashed into the rear of a 2014 Infiniti Q50 driven by a valet employee, Daniel Rodriques, who was exiting the drop-off area, investigators said.

Rosenberg then accelerated into a support column for the building at 20583 Boca West Drive, north of Glades Road and just east of Florida’s Turnpike, according to the report.

His passenger, Alice Rosenberg and Rodriques, 27, were taken to Boca Raton Regional Hospital with minor injuries, according to the report.

Firefighters who responded to the wreck had to use extraction tools to remove people from their cars, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue spokesman Albert Borroto.

Alcohol impairment was not a factor in the crash, according to the report.

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