Four people were injured, including a bicyclist and two pedestrians, when two vehicles collided in what police are investigating as a road rage incident in St. Lucie County, authorities said.
A Ford Explorer and a Lincoln Town Car were at the intersection of N 25th Street and FL-608 (West) when the sedan tried to go around the SUV and struck it. The impact caused the SUV to hit a bicyclist. The taxi driver then sped off, hitting at least one other person, cops said.
“Right now, we are still investigating this as a road rage incident,” said a Florida Highway Patrol Deputy Inspector of the 1st Precinct. The 42-year-old taxi driver was detained by police, but it wasn’t immediately clear what charges he was facing.
An FHP inspector said, the crash didn’t appear to be intentional.
A 40-year-old man from Astoria said, he had just left work at 120 Eastbound Avenue and was stopped at the intersection about to cross when he saw the mayhem.
The drivers of the sedan and the taxi were both injured. The victims were taken to Delray Medical Center. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
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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