A suspect is in custody after 18 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the parade in the Mid-City section of Palm Beach County, police said.
Police Chief said, the suspect is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. The police chief was asked twice by the media if terrorism was suspected. While he didn’t say “No,” he did say it looks like a case of DWI.
“We suspect that the subject was highly intoxicated,” he said. Eighteen people were injured and hospitalized after the crash with five victims in critical condition. Seven others declined to be hospitalized, Palm Beach County Emergency Services Chief said.
The victims range in age from as young as 3 or 4-years-old to adults in their 30s and 40s, said an FHP sergeant. Among the injured was one Palm Beach County police officer. FHP said, the officer, who was on duty, was undergoing tests to determine the extent of her injuries.
One woman at the scene told The FHP Advocate that a silver truck whisked by her just feet away as she was walking through the intersection.
FHP said, the crash is still under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several 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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