Five Officers Injured After Being Struck By Three Cars
Three separate drivers crashed into two patrol cars for the Martin County Police Department. According to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Five police officers suffered minor injuries after three separate drivers crashed into their patrol cars. The crashes happened on the Jensen Beach Causeway in Martin County.
Florida Highway Patrol officials reported one patrol car stopped to investigate a crash when a driver crashed into the car. The driver said he glanced down to look at his cellphone. Four additional police officers responded to the scene when a second and third driver crashed into one of those cars.
The Martin County police department said the driver in the second collision said he fell asleep at the wheel. Police officials said the officers were on the side of the road with their emergency lights flashing when two different cars crashed into them.
The Martin County police Department said the officers suffered non-life threatening injuries and have been taken to a nearby county. Florida Highway Patrol officials advised readers to move over when you see police officers or tow trucks on the side of the road.
The Florida Highway Patrol Department is urging anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the Florida Highway Department.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving. “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles. If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”
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