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FHP Officer Killed In Crash As Another FHP Van Headed For Duty

A police officer was killed when a department van full of newly minted officers heading for duty crashed in Broward County.


A Florida Highway Patrol Officer, the 25-year-old son of an upstate officer, was sitting in the rear of the van, when the vehicle crashed, authorities said.

The 25-year old boy’s father has probably seen it all, but he never expected to see something like this involving his own son,” said a grim-faced FHP officer who was attending a conference, when he was informed that one of his officers had been killed in the line of duty and immediately flew home.

There were a total of nine officers in the van at the time.

The 25-year old was ejected when the driver lost control as he rounded a sharp corner on the rain-slicked Wilton Manors Expressway in Broward County, officials said.

Neither the 25-year old nor most of the other officers in the van were wearing seatbelts, sources said.

A FHP’s Lieutenant said, the 25-year old was in the last row on the passenger’s side. He came out the side window.”

The victim was taken to a hospital in Broward County, where he was pronounced dead.

The other officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving, which ultimately, resulted in the death of an officer. 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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