A motorcyclist was injured after his motorcycle slammed into a cop car as it went through a red light in Palm Beach County, cops said.
The marked police vehicle was headed to a robbery and had its lights and siren on, authorities said. Witnesses said they didn’t hear any siren.
The 33-year-old cyclist had been on his black Suzuki headed south on 120th Avenue in Palm Beach County where he broadsided the 113 Precinct vehicle at the corner of Wellington Ave. police officials said.
The motorcyclist was rushed to Delray Medical Center with leg injuries but was conscious and expected to survive, cops and witnesses said.
Both cops suffered neck and back pain, police said. They were taken to another hospital in Palm Beach County in stable condition.
The police vehicle had briefly stopped at the red light before its officer driver turned on the emergency lights and proceeded through the intersection, said a 42-year old witness.
The motorcyclist was thrown to the pavement underneath the car, but it did not appear that he was run over, according to witnesses.
The sergeant’s door was damaged and had to be pried open by rescuers, witnesses said.
FHP said the crash is still under investigation
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this accident. “It is so important to be aware of motorcyclists on the road because of the severity of their injuries in accidents. There was a public service campaign that encouraged drivers to look left, right and left again just to provide added protection to motorcyclists. If you were injured in an accident and want to discuss your rights, please contact my office for a free consolation”.
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