An off-duty Palm Beach County Deputy was injured while driving the wrong way on the Palm Beach County Thruway, slamming head-on into another car and also injuring the driver, police said.
A 30-year old officer was driving his Dodge Dakota pickup truck southbound in the northbound lane of the highway when he collided with a Honda CRV driven by a 29-year old, police officials said.
The officer was driving alone at the time of the crash and was critically injured at the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Honda CRV was with a 15-year-old teenager in the passenger seat of the car. They were both taken to a nearby hospital.
Police are still trying to determine why the deputy, was driving the wrong way.
Officers were dispatched to the scene after a witness saw the cop’s blue pickup barreling the wrong way and called police.
But by the time they arrived on scene, debris from the two vehicles were scene on the highway, and both drivers were dead.
It was a horrific scene, a FHP sergeant said.
No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
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 in crashes. 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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