Dead on the Avenue

Somebody died in Delray Beach late Saturday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle on Atlantic Avenue, just West of the bridge.  My husband and I were driving into town to meet a friend when we encountered a severe road block.  There were about ten police cars, red lights flashing.  There was a CSI van.  In the middle of the street was a body, covered with a sheet, lying beside a crushed motorcycle.

We don’t know what happened.  There was no sign of any other vehicle.  There were no other people around, other than the crowd of horrified onlookers.

Why isn’t this in the news?

Who died?

What happened?

Why haven’t the people of Delray Beach done something about this intersection? How many people have to die here before they will install a traffic light, or even a stop sign?

Peace to you, motorcycle driver.  I hope you enjoyed every second of your last ride and that the end was quick and painless.


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7 Responses to Dead on the Avenue

  1. Ripley says:

    I believe it was Saturday evening, and his name was Phillip Grover. He was a very close friend of mine and from what we’ve heard, a car pulled out in front of him either from the Atlantic Avenue plaza or going into the plaza. Unfortunately at this time even the family doesn’t know too many details as the accident report is held up due to the holiday weekend. We’ve been looking for this accident in the news just so we all could find out more about what happened than what we know. It’s been a rough couple of days. RIP, Phill.

    • mallorylayne says:

      Yes, it was Saturday evening… just made the change. Feels like Sunday today due to the long weekend. So sorry for your loss. What a tragedy.

      • Ripley says:

        Thank you. We were able to get some more details today. It was definitely an older gentleman who pulled out in front of him from the Atlantic Avenue plaza, Phill was most likely heading east on Atlantic from The Shack when he t-boned him. The gentleman felt the bike hit him, but continued on as he didn’t see anything at impact – but he stopped after the intersection to see what happened – which is why you didn’t see another car. It’s a tragic situation all around. 😦

      • mallorylayne says:

        Yes it is, and I know another elderly man who killed somebody here last year. Something must be done about this corner before somebody else is hurt or tragically killed.

  2. john laus says:

    I too drove by and saw the motorcycle crashed on the ground, next to it was yellow trap over a body. I could not believe it, I rode a scooter for two years in Delray, got hit head on by a taxi once, thank God I got right up and rode off. What a shame!!!

  3. Meri says:

    Hi, I saw this accident too. Except I unfortunally saw him when he died, no sheet. I saw it about 30 seconds after the accident happend. Lucky there was a man that got out of his car and ran to help the victim. His head was bleeding, and it was a horrible grusome scene. I was shocked and shaken to the core. There is an obituary on this gentleman, Philip Grover on line. I drive by Palm Ave everyday, and came close to getting hit many times. I now am very careful at that intersection. Phlip might save many lives due to this. It was and is so sad. I have been thinking of it all week. I literally work 2 minutes from the scene. He was very loved and will be missed.

    • mallorylayne says:

      So sorry you saw that! What a nightmare. We should start a petition in Delray about this corner. These things never leave your mind. May he rest in peace.

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