Girl, 16, dies in hospital week after wreck

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 14:17:15-05

A 16-year-old girl has died a week after a crash involving a car and bicycle in Royal Palm Beach on Jan. 25.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, a 2005 BMW driven by Jorge Manuel Pires, 36, of Royal Palm Beach was pulling out of a shopping center at 11300 Okeechobee Blvd.

Pires was about to head west on Okeechobee Boulevard at 8:13 p.m. when a 16-year-old girl, identified as Yessica Angel-Moreno of Royal Palm Beach was riding a bicycle nearby.

PBSO said Angel-Moreno was crossing Okeechobee Boulevard, just west of the shopping center, when Pires started to head north.

As the BMW was pulling out onto Okeechobee Boulevard, PBSO said the girl rode into the path of the vehicle.

PBSO said Pires was unable to avoid a collision and struck the girl with his car.  Angel-Moreno was not in a crosswalk and did not have any lights.

She was transported by Trauma Hawk to Saint Mary's Medical Center and died Jan. 31 from her injuries. Pires was not hurt.