A man ditched a vehicle he carjacked on Indian River County Parkway was struck by an oncoming SUV when he ran across the highway, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials reports.
The carjacking happened in Wabasso Beach and Vero Beach in Indian River County. A man approached a Nissan Maxima driver, demanded the vehicle and then sped away, the Media reported.
After some time, the same Nissan was heading north on Indian River County Parkway when the driver suddenly stopped in the center lane, got out and then walked into the southbound lanes between the Gifford and Sebastian exits, Florida Highway Officials said.
A Subaru Forrester driving in the left lane suddenly slammed into the carjacker, according to reports.
State Police could not confirm the injured person’s gender, age, or role in the carjacking but the media reported that it is believed to be the suspect. A weapon was found inside the Nissan, the police reported.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a Sports Utility Vehicle, which ultimately struck a carjacker fleeing the highway. 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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