A biker was injured after his motorcycle slammed into a cop car as it went through a red light in Palm Beach County, cops said.
The marked police vehicle was headed to a robbery and had its lights and sirens on, authorities said.
The 33-year-old motorcyclist had been on his black Suzuki headed south on 120th Avenue in Palm Beach County where he broadsided the police vehicle at the corner of Wellington Avenue, police officials said.
The biker was rushed to Delray Medical Center with leg injuries but was conscious and expected to survive, cops and witnesses said.
Both officers suffered neck and back pain, police said. They were taken to another hospital in Palm Beach County in stable condition.
The police vehicle had briefly stopped at the red light before the driver turned on the emergency lights and proceeded through the intersection, said a 48-year-old witness.
“That’s when the cyclist came and just hit the car,” she said. “The guy went through the green light and there were the cops with lights on but no sirens. He didn’t have time to stop. There was no skid mark, nothing.”
The biker was thrown to the pavement underneath the car, but it did not appear that he was run over, according to witnesses.
The Sergeant’s door was damaged and had to be pried open by rescuers, witnesses said.
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 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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