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Police Chase Leads To Car Crash That Left One Critical

Florida Highway Patrol officers found a six-month-old baby in the backseat of a speeding Honda Civic after it smashed into another car during a pursuit in Delray Beach.

The Florida Highway Patrol officers spotted two cars street racing on northbound Interstate 95, near Boynton Beach. A chase ensued with one of the cars, a Honda Civic.

The Civic exited the freeway at University Avenue, shut off its headlights and ran a red light at an intersection at the top of the ramp, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. In the process, the Civic T-boned a Toyota Corolla, knocking the Corolla onto its side.

In the backseat of the Civic, Palm Beach Fire-Rescue crews found the driver’s infant child in a baby seat that had flipped over. The baby was taken to Delray Children’s Hospital with injuries not considered serious, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. The driver was arrested at the scene.

The female driver of the Corolla sustained non-life threatening injuries and was also rushed to a hospital in the county. Firefighters had to break a window to rescue her two dogs out of the back of her car.

Officers found alcohol and open containers of marijuana in the Civic, Florida Highway Patrol said. The driver faces felony charges of evading a peace officer, child endangerment and racing. His name was not immediately confirmed.


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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