A St. Lucie County mom faces charges after an off-duty officer slammed into a car and killed her 1-year-old daughter, according to FHP officials.
The St. Lucie County Police Department determined the 38-year old woman played a role in her daughter’s severe injury because the baby wasn’t buckled properly in the SUV, according to a report.
The 20-year old mom was riding as a passenger in the SUV when a St. Lucie County Police corporal reportedly crashed into the vehicle. Authorities said that the woman was driving 94 mph at the time of the accident.
Police said the infant was in a car seat wedged between the front seats on top of front center console when the accident occurred.
“During the course of the investigation, investigators said she admitted to placing the car seat in the vehicle and placing the child in the car,” Police Officials reported.
The mom was charged with negligent homicide and seat belt violations in connection to the high-speed crash.
The 27-year old police officer was charged with speeding. He was placed on paid administrative leave from the police department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving an off-duty cop, which ultimately, resulted in the death of an infant. 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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