Man Succumbs To Injuries From RPB Traffic Collision

JAN. 24 — A Royal Palm Beach man died last Thursday from complications caused by a traffic accident that occurred Thursday, Jan. 10 on Royal Palm Beach Blvd.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, 47-year-old Maria Herrera was traveling north on Royal Palm Beach Blvd. at approximately 3 p.m. Meanwhile, 91-year-old Irving Matis was making a left turn from Strathmore Gate Drive. According to the report, Matis failed to yield and turned into the path of Herrera’s vehicle, then drove onto the curb and sidewalk, through some bushes and struck a tree.

Matis was taken to Palms West Hospital, where he died two weeks later, on Thursday, Jan. 24, from complications sustained in the crash.