A 22-year-old suburban Lake Worth man faces DUI charges after a crash that sent a 63-year-old driver to the hospital.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office had arrested a 22-year-old Port Salerno man in the case.
According to a Palm Beach Sheriff Office report, the 22-year-old was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana when the car crash occurred at the intersection of Hagen Ranch Road and Hypoluxo Road.
The 22-year-old is accused of running a red light and crashing into John Peterson of suburban Lake Worth, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Palm Beach Sheriff Office says, 63-year-old John Peterson was driving a 2014 Nissan Altima north on Hagen Ranch Road when he tried to make a left turn onto Hypoluxo Road.
Peterson’s Altima was hit on the driver’s side by a 2013 Hyundai Sonata driven by the 22-year-old, which was heading east on Hypoluxo Road.
Peterson was admitted at Delray Medical Center on the day of the wreck.
The 22-year-old driver admitted to an investigator that he had smoked marijuana before 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 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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