An off-duty Palm Beach County cop was injured while driving the wrong way on the Palm Beach County Thruway, slamming head-on into another car and injuring the driver, police said.
A 29-year-old officer was driving his Dodge Dakota pickup truck southbound in the northbound lane of the highway when he collided with a Honda CRV driven by a 37-year -old near Exit 15 in Pembroke’s Pines, police officials said.
The officer was driving alone at the time of the crash and was critically injured at the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Honda CRV was with an 11-year-old passenger. They were both taken to a nearby hospital.
Police are still trying to determine why the cop was driving the wrong way.
Officers were dispatched to the scene after a witness saw the cop’s blue pickup barreling the wrong way and called the police, cops said.
By the time they arrived on the scene, debris from the two vehicles was scattered all over I -87 and both drivers were dead.
It was a horrific scene, a FHP sergeant said.
No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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