A St. Lucie County couple was killed when an allegedly drunk driver slammed into their truck, police said.
A 77-year-old man and his 72-year-old wife died when their Chevy pickup was crashed into by an Audi A4 as they were attempting to make a left turn onto River Park near Fort Pierce.
The Audi, driven by a 33-year-old man, was traveling south on River Park when it hit the truck, causing it to overturn, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Witnesses told police authorities that the couple had a green light as they rounded the corner, while the driver of the Audi ran a red light.
There are witness accounts that the Audi driver was traveling at a high rate of speed, FHP reported.
The couple was taken to a hospital in St. Lucie County where they were both pronounced dead.
They were actually coming from one of their daughter’s houses where they had dinner with their daughter and grandchildren, a witness said.
The Audi driver was taken to Delray Medical Center where he underwent surgery and remains in serious condition. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, but hasn’t been arraigned yet, police said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in two fatalities. 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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