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49-Year-Old Truck Driver Sentenced TO Five Months After Causing Crash That Critically Injured An 82-Year-Old Woman

A Boynton Beach truck driver was sentenced to five months in jail for a car accident that critically injured a Wellington woman.

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The 49-year-old pleaded guilty to dangerously operating a vehicle that ended up leaving an 83-year-old Wellington woman in critical condition, according to FHP.

The court heard that the 49-year-old had driven his truck into the back of five stationary vehicles in Boynton Beach.

The third car was occupied by an 82-year-old woman. She was driving slowing on Boynton Beach Road when the 49-year-old had hit her, pushing her into the truck in front her that left her in a critical condition.

A prosecutor told the court the 49-year-old had a straight 2km stretch of road and had a “prolonged period of inattention” before the crash.

A defense attorney said, it was clearly not a case of momentary inattention.

The judge sentenced the 49-year-old to five months in jail.

The crash according to the Florida Highway patrol Department is still under investigation.

Comments:

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a 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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