Florida Highway Patrol officers found a three-month-old baby in the backseat of a speeding Honda Civic after it smashed into another car during a pursuit in Delray Beach.
The Florida Highway Patrol officers spotted two cars street racing on northbound Interstate 95, near Boynton Beach. A chase ensued with the Honda Civic.
The Civic exited the freeway at University Avenue, shut off its headlights and ran a red light at an intersection at the top of the ramp, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. In the process, the Civic T-boned a Toyota Corolla, knocking the Corolla onto its side.
In the backseat of the Civic, Palm Beach Fire-Rescue crews found the driver’s infant in a car seat that had flipped over. The baby was taken to Delray Children’s Hospital with injuries not considered serious, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. The driver was arrested at the scene.
The female driver of the Corolla and one of her passengers sustain non-life threatening injuries and were also rush to a hospital in the county.
Firefighters had to break a window to rescue her two dogs out of the back of her car.
Officers found alcohol and open containers of marijuana in the Civic, Florida Highway Patrol said. The driver faces felony charges of evading a police officer, child endangerment and racing. His name was not immediately confirmed.
It was not clear who would be taking care of the child.
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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