An off-duty Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy says he didn’t see the stop sign he ran, putting a college student from suburban Riviera Beach in a coma, a Delray Beach police report says.
The Palm Beach 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 authorities have not filed any charges as they are investigating the crash.
“My daughter still in the hospital,” the teen’s father said
The sheriff’s deputy ran the stop sign at Northeast First Avenue and Northeast Third Street in his 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup and struck the Chevrolet Tahoe carrying three other people, police say.
The report said, the Silverado was traveling at the 25 mph speed limit.
The Silverado struck the right front of the Tahoe, sending it into a tree. 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 resulting in a fatality. 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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