ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. – Law enforcement and the Florida Highway Patrol said a female Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy sustained minor injuries after a car crash involving a suspected drunk driver near Royal Palm Beach.
According to the post, the wreck, which involved a 2016 Dodge Ram truck, occurred around at the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and State Road 7.
PBSO said a pickup truck was traveling northbound on State Road 7, approaching Okeechobee Boulevard when it struck the deputy’s vehicle while it was stopped at a traffic light.
A third driver in a 2016 Ford Mustang was also stopped at the red light beside the PBSO deputy. During the wreck, the deputy’s vehicle hit the left rear of the Mustang.
The PBSO deputy’s vehicle sustained damaged in the rear, while the truck had front-end damage.
Both the deputy and the driver, 47, of West Palm Beach, were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Mustang suffered minor injuries but did not have to be taken to the hospital.
PBSO said charges are pending in the case.
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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