One person has died after a vehicle struck two pedestrians in Juno Beach

Juno Beach Police are not releasing the names of a husband and wife hit by a car at the intersection of US 1 and Donald Ross Road Thursday night.

Police say the male involved did not survive and the female is in critical condition at St. Mary's Medical Center.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the Juno Beach Police Chief says the driver involved will not be charged because the situation is an accident.

A running group was about to start its Thursday night ritual when they heard the crash.

"I saw everyone running into the intersection and I knew something was going on so I ran out there," Mereci Vega said.

Vega says she ran to the car where the female jogger was trapped underneath.

"I still can't conceive in my mind...seeing someone trapped under a car," Vega said.

A group of men picked up the car while Vega and another woman pulled the female victim out from underneath it.

"The car was completely lifted up while we were pulling her out. We were a little bit under the car trying to get her out. They did a good job and held the car up until we completely got her out," Vega said.

While that was happening, a different group of people was with the husband.

"I was trying to figure out what was going on with him and if he had a pulse. He just kept asking me 'where is my wife, where is my wife?' " Bryan Westervelt said.

Westervelt is a server at Juno Beach Fish House and also an EMT.

Vega doesn't give herself much credit, but says the entire group did what anyone would.

"I think the adrenaline drives you to do the right thing...to be a good Samaritan. After that, I sunk down and started getting shaky about what I saw and what happened," Vega said.

Vega says her prayers are with the victims' families.

Juno Beach Police say the investigation is ongoing.
 

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