The police officer collided with a Chrysler Concorde as he was traveling down Vero Beach, police sources and Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The driver of the SUV was trying to make a turn onto 158th Street when the officer plowed into the car, sending his body flying into the air.
“He was face down and wasn’t moving, he was breathing but he wasn’t moving,” said a 43-year-old witness “He was laying about 10 feet away from his bike.”
He was taken to a hospital in Indian River County in critical condition, according to paramedics.
The driver of the SUV remained on scene. It was unclear if he would be charged with a crime, as the Florida Highway Patrol officials are still investigating the major cause of the car crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol is withholding the officer’s name pending family notification and 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 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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