An officer engaged in a high speed police pursuit that resulted in a crash that killed two people.
The officer said in a statement, that he attempted to pull over a car for speeding over 80mph. However, the driver refused to stop, and the officer had no choice but to pursue. Consequently, the chase resulted in the demise of the car, passenger, and the driver. Yet, the officer did not sustain any injuries.
An eyewitness report states that there was a hot pursuit between the unknown driver and a police car. Subsequently, the chase ended after the car collided with a parked truck in the neighborhood.
A preliminary investigation concluded that the driver had cocaine in his system. Additionally, his blood-alcohol content registered almost twice the level at which Florida drivers are presumed to be intoxicated.
Meanwhile, the mother of one of the deceased persons has accused the aforementioned officer of being responsible for the fatal crash that ended her daughter’s life. The woman pointed to unverified sources, and stated that the officer hit the car which led to the collision.
“Investigations are ongoing to ascertain the officer’s level of involvement in the incident,” an FHP spokeswoman said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a Florida police officer , which ultimately, resulted in the death of two people. We hope investigators can quickly determine the cause of 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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