6-Year-Boy Injured After Father Failed TO Buckle His Seat Belt

Police in Martin County said, a man showed “gross negligence” when his 6-year-old child was critically injured when an off-duty policeman crashed into his Honda Accord.

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Martin County police arrested the 37-year-old earlier this week on charges of negligence and seat belt violation charges. Police officials said, he did not properly restrain his son in the child’s car seat, the Post reported.

An off-duty Martin County police officer is accused of driving 94 mph in a 50 mph zone when he crashed into the Honda Accord that was occupied by the 37-year-old man, his child and several other people. The son of the 37-year old man was critically injured, Florida Highway Patrol officials reported.

According to arrest records, the child’s car seat had been wedged between the driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat in the console area of the Honda. They alleged that the Honda, which was supposed to hold only five passengers, had as many as eight people in the vehicle, the television station reported.

The 37-year-old man was not the driver of the Honda, but allegedly told police he secured the car seat, the Post reported. A Police spokesman said, the man was arrested because he was the person responsible for the buckling of the car seat.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. 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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