Two off-duty FHP officers were seriously injured when they were hit by a car, FHP authorities said.
Two officers with the FHP department and another 22-year-old FHP officer had pulled their respective vehicles to the right shoulder in the eastbound lane of the Palm Beach County.
The drivers were outside of their cars when a 2013 Ford sedan barreled into the shoulder, Palm Beach County police said.
A 25-year-old man, who had been driving a 2010 Honda, was standing near the other driver’s 2012 BMW when the third vehicle crashed into his car just past exit 53, causing it to hit the other 22-year-old officer’s car and hit the officer.
A Palm Beach County police spokesman could not immediately confirm initial reports that the drivers were outside their vehicles following an earlier collision.
The 27-year-old officer and his partner were airlifted to a hospital in Palm Beach County with serious injuries. The other officer was uninjured, cops said.
The 25-year-old driver of the Ford was taken to a Palm Beach County Hospital with minor injuries.
No criminality was immediately suspected, cops said. The investigation is ongoing.
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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