A horrific, wrong-way crash on Sebastian left three men and an off-duty Indian River County cop seriously injured and facing charges, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
A Florida Highway Patrol officer assigned to the Third Precinct had been driving his 2000 Nissan pathfinder eastbound in the westbound lanes of the Sebastian Highway in Indian River County when he smashed into a 2016 Ford van between exits 39 and 40, according to police officials.
The van caught fire as a result of the collision and the driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was later transported to the hospital, police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Two other passengers in the Ford Van from Riviera Beach and Indian River County were also reported in very critical condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol officials.
The Florida Highway Patrol officer was rushed to Delray Medical Center with serious and critical injuries and was later charged with reckless endangerment and suspended from duty without any due payment.
The crash shut down the Sebastian Highway in both directions for nearly four hours. Anyone with additional information concerning what may have caused the crash is asked to contact the FHP Department.
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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