A West Palm Beach police officer was injured during a crash which occurred on Beeline Highway near Jog Road, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, said.
FHP reported that a semi-truck driven by a West Palm Beach Police officer was struck by a passing pickup truck and then pulled over to check for any damage and the well-being of the pickup truck driver.
The driver of a pickup truck did not notice the stopped semi-truck and had struck it from the back, the sheriff’s office added.
The injured officer had been taken to the hospital by the trauma helicopter. He is listed in a stable condition, the sheriff’s office said.
According to the sheriff’s office, the westbound lanes of Beeline Highway were later shut down between North lake Boulevard and Jog Road for at least three hours.
Palm Beach County firefighters, West Palm Beach as well as the Palm Beach Gardens were all present at the scene, when the collision had happened, according to Fire Rescue’s Twitter.
The identity of the police officer injured in the crash is still being withheld and the sheriff’s office hopes he gets discharged soon as his injuries are not too severe.
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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