Four Pedestrians Struck By An PBSO Officer’s Truck
A Palm Beach County police truck accidentally struck four pedestrians, leaving one of them with broken ribs and a contusion, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The victims were hit by an officer in a 2016 Chevy Silverado, according to Florida Highway Patrol authorities.
Paramedics rushed the individuals, described only as a man and a woman, to Delray Medical Center. Video captured at the scene showed them being carried away on stretchers and loaded into the back of a patrol truck.
One of them was said to have suffered several broken ribs and a contusion, but it’s unclear if it was a man or a woman.
A Lieutenant of the Palm Beach County Police Department, told The Post that the accident appeared to stem from an issue of visibility and that speed was not a factor.
According to a Lieutenant, it’s been long since a pedestrian was last hit by a law enforcement truck.
The officer behind the wheel during the accident was said to be a department veteran, with no prior incidents.
The Florida Highway Patrol officials did not disclose if the officer was charged or not, but reports revealed that investigations are still ongoing.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, 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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