Driver Arrested And Charged For Crash That Injured Five People
A 26-year-old was struck by a drunk driver after he had fallen ill in his cab and was waiting beside the road, police confirmed.
The 26-year-old was one of four people injured in the crash on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County, The Post reports.
Florida Highway Patrol officials said, the 26-year-old was using a ride-sharing service when he became ill and his driver pulled to the side of the road on I-95.
Suddenly, a Ford pick-up truck veered onto the hard-shoulder, striking the taxi cab, the 26-year-old and his driver were in.
Police said in a statement that one of the people struck was thrown into the center lane of I-95.
Shortly after the crash and before any 911 calls were received, another man was driving through the area and noticed a vehicle in front of him make an evasive maneuver to the left.
The 30-year-old driver of the pick-up truck attempted to flee on foot, but was caught by police.
A police sergeant said, “it is believed the driver was intoxicated and was driving without a license.He was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail. The result of the test for intoxication is pending.”
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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