A driver fatally struck five pedestrians, including three Girl Scouts, along a St. Lucie Village Highway.
The 21-year old of Fort Pierce told authorities that he and his roommate had been “huffing” computer keyboard cleaner to get high prior to the crash in St. Lucie County, according to the complaint obtained by the Post.
The 21-year old said he took two short huffs from a can of Dustoff, while his roommate took several more puffs. The 21-year old claimed he lost control of the vehicle and fishtailed after his roommate grabbed the steering wheel from him, according to the complaint.
His roommate told police he took the steering to correct the 21-year old’s driving. That prompted the driver to yell at him and violently grab the wheel back, causing the truck to swerve wildly into the ditch and hit the victims, according to the complaint.
His roommate stated, the next thing he recalled is waking up down the road, according to the criminal complaint.
A 10-year-old girl remains hospitalized at Delray Medical Center in Palm Beach County, the post reports.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several serious injuries. 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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