A man has been arrested on suspicion of terror offenses after a car ploughed into cyclists before crashing into barriers outside of houses in Indian River County injuring a number of pedestrians.
Dozens of armed officers swarmed the scene and placed Vero Beach where the accident had happened on lockdown following the crash, which FHP said was being treated as a terrorist incident.
Footage posted on social media showed police with firearms leaping over a barrier and surrounding a silver Ford Fiesta before leading its driver away in handcuffs.
The Indian River County Police said, the car collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before slamming into a security barrier that was installed following an earlier Vero Beach terror attack.
Streets around Vero Beach have been cordoned off and will remain shut “for some time” as police investigate, FHP said.
Seven people were treated at the scene by paramedics before taking them to hospital. Neither was believed to have life-threatening injuries.
Several witnesses said the car appeared to have been crashed deliberately.
The Florida Highway Patrol Department and the Indian River County Police Department is urging anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in ainjuries. 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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