Video shot from a helicopter shows a man leading Florida Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase and crashing into a pickup, then taking off on foot while holding a toddler in a carrier.
The Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety released the video, per The Post.
The incident happened on Davie Avenue in Palm Beach County. Authorities say the man was traveling about 100mph before a Florida Highway Patrol trooper deployed a tire-deflation device that caused him to rear-end a pickup that had stopped at a light. He jumped out of his SUV, grabbed the child carrier and ran. He then climbed into another vehicle containing a man and a child.
The pickup driver and a passenger in his vehicle were both unconscious when police visited the crime scene and were taken to a hospital in Indian town. Police say the suspect, identified as a 53-year-old man, attempted a carjacking before the male driver leaped out of the car and grabbed a child from the back seat, reports The Post News.
Troopers blocked the vehicle and got everyone out. He was charged with child endangerment, evading arrest, and possession of a controlled substance. The baby was released to Child Protective Services
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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