LANTANA, Fla. – A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy was struck by a car when he stopped along Interstate 95 to help a motorist who had been involved in a crash, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff ‘s Office.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened near Lantana in Palm Beach County. They say the deputy was heading to work in Broward County when he got out of his car to assist with the crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.
Palm Beach Fire Rescue officials notified the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office about the crash. The deputy was airlifted to a local hospital.
Palm Beach Sheriff’s officials say the deputy was alert and talking.
The deputy’s name wasn’t released. No further details were immediately available.
Anyone with information concerning the accident is asked to contact the local authorities immediately.
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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