An off-duty Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy says he didn’t see the stop sign and hit a college student from suburban Boca Raton, a Delray Beach police report says.
The County Officer was traveling 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to the report. It said investigators do not suspect he was under the influence either of alcohol or drugs. It does not say if the officer was tested for either substance.
Police have not filed any charges as they investigate the crash.
“Farrah’s still in a coma. She’s still on the ventilator,” the teen father said. “She is showing slight signs of improvement. We were told from the very beginning this was going to be a long road to recovery.”
The county officer ran the stop sign at Northeast First Avenue and Northeast Third Street. In his 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup and struck the Chevrolet Tahoe carrying two other people, police say.
The Silverado struck the right front of the Tahoe, sending it into a tree and into the side of a home. The Silverado spun and struck the curb, then stopped in bushes, the report said.
The victim remains at Delray Medical Center.
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 deputy, which ultimately, left a college student in coma 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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