Grandmother killed in crash at intersection

A driver may have run a red light in a crash Monday afternoon in Pembroke Pines that left a grandmother dead, police said. Neyda Hernandez, 51, of Pembroke Pines, was trying to make a left turn on to Pines Boulevard from Northwest 208th Avenue when her car collided with another vehicle at the intersection, police said. Hernandez was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she died, police said.
The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. Hernandez had her granddaughter in the backseat, but the child was not seriously injured, police said. Police indentified the driver of the other vehicle involved, a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, as Jay Lapidus, 47, of Pembroke Pines.
Witnesses said Lapidus, who suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, was speeding and ran the red light at the intersection, police said. Lapidus has not been charged.
-Sofia Santana
Sun Sentinel
Broward County
May 25,2011