An off-duty detective was involved in a car accident in St. Lucie County that left one person critically injured, police sources said.
The 32-year old off-duty police officer, who works in the 48th Precinct in the St. Lucie County, was preparing to enter the southbound lanes of the Fort Pierce Expressway when he rear-ended another car on the entrance ramp near St. Lucie Village.
The impact badly injured a 22-year-old woman in the other car, police said. She is in critical condition at a hospital in St. Lucie County.
Two other occupants, a 21-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, were rushed to the same hospital with minor injuries.
The 32-year old driver had suffered minor head and neck injuries and was taken to the same hospital, Florida Highway Patrol said.
He was later charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault and refusal to take a breath test.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles. One of the vehicles was driven by an off-duty police officer which ultimately caused critical injuries to one person. 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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