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SUV flipped over in collision on FAU campus

A Florida Traffic Crash Report reveals no injuries from the rollover car crash at the intersection of NW 20th Street and East University Drive.
Michael Cook
A motor vehicle collision resulted in the rollover of a White 2023 Honda CR-V.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated as of Feb. 29 with new information regarding the crash.

On Feb. 16 at 2:05 p.m., a car accident occurred at NW 20th Street and East University Drive, resulting in an SUV rollover.

A University Press reporter at the scene identified a white 2020 Nissan Rogue with front-end damage and a white 2023 Honda CR-V resting on its roof near the median barrier of the two-way intersection. 

According to a Florida Traffic Crash Report, Elenamaria Lea Lorenzo was driving the Nissan westbound straight on NW 20th Street within the speed limit of 25 mph when she collided with the side of the Honda, causing the vehicle to flip over.

Diagram courtesy of a Florida Traffic Crash Report.

Shant Joseph Faradyan was reported driving the Honda eastbound at 35 mph and made an improper left turn onto East University without yielding to the Nissan’s right-of-way.

Florida Atlantic University’s Police Department (FAUPD) and Boca Fire Rescue were dispatched to the crash. They were on the scene by 2:06 p.m. 

No injuries were reported in the crash, and no one involved required transportation to the hospital. 

FAUPD officer Christopher Porter, assigned to uniform road patrol on the FAU campus, investigated the scene. 

“Upon my arrival, the scene was made safe by activating my marked patrol vehicle emergency lights due to both vehicles being disabled and blocking the roadway due to significant damage from impact,” Porter said in his report. 

An anonymous tip from an FAU student mentioned that FAUPD officers directed traffic around the accident, which led to detours around the campus.

At 2:46 p.m., FAUPD cleared the scene and called the Emerald Towing Truck Company to recover the wreckage for both disabled vehicles.

Michael Cook is a Staff Writer for the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].

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Michael Cook, News Editor
Michael is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in public relations. His journalism journey began in 2021 when he served as a writer for his high school yearbook and won "Journalist of the Year." He currently aspires to become a television news producer.

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