Friday, December 4, 2015

Did 4 people get rushed to the hospital after vehicle crash into tree in Lake Worth last Tuesday? No. But WPTV thinks it happened

Here is my review of TV news coverage in and surrounding the little 6 square mile City of Lake Worth. It's not easy understanding municipal boundaries in central Palm Beach County and even the best TV news, NBC5/WPTV, gets it wrong from time to time. Take this recent news from WPTV:
     Four people were rushed to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into a tree in Lake Worth Tuesday evening.
     The accident happened at 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Checkers at Military Trail and Hypoluxo Road.
     No more information is available at this time.
This is about 5–6 miles outside the City limits of Lake Worth west of Lantana. Oooops.
Image from Google Maps. Read more about this situation and the confusion it creates with the public.