25-Year-Old Charged For Crash That Killed His Son And A Police Officer
A 25-year old of Port Salerno has been charged with vehicular homicide in baby Jonathan’s death and faces several DUI charges in the crash.
The child was not in a safety seat and his parents were not using seat belts, according to a police report.
The man failed to maintain control of a Mitsubishi Outlander through a sharp curve and was speeding more than 60 mph in a 25 mph zone on the 6660 block of Miramar Parkway, the report said.
The SUV skidded off the pavement and hit a guardrail and two police vehicles. Two Miramar police officers heard the crash and arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the SUV’s engine compartment.
The officers and good Samaritans pulled the trapped driver and his passenger, his son and his mother, from the Mitsubishi.
The adults required surgeries and rehabilitation. Their son died at Delray Medical Center according to the report. One of the officers in the vehicle also died at the scene, he was a police superintendent. The second had severe injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.
Authorities say the 25-year-old driver blood-alcohol content was .10, higher than Florida’s .08 legal limit for safe driving.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in fatalities. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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