Two FHP Troopers, Truck Driver Injured In Turnpike Crash Near Jupiter
PALM BEACH GARDENS — Two Florida Highway Patrol troopers and a truck driver sustained serious injuries in a crash on Florida’s Turnpike near the Jupiter-Palm Beach Gardens border.
The crash took place shortly at mile marker 113, said Lt. Yanko Reyes, FHP spokesman. The troopers were a K-9 team that had stopped a vehicle in the northbound lanes.
The truck driver was pulling a trailer holding three vehicles and lost control of his rig, causing a collision with the two FHP cars and the vehicle the troopers had stopped, Reyes said.
The troopers and the truck driver were in stable condition at Jupiter Medical Center. None of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
The K-9 was taken to Anzer Animal Hospital in Loxahatchee Groves and was in stable condition, Reyes said.
All northbound lanes of the turnpike were closed for some hours.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Cases involving accidents with trucks are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”
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