Florida Highway Patrol officer struck by DUI suspect, hospitalized

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – A Florida Highway Patrol officer was hospitalized after being struck by a DUI suspect on Wednesday morning.

According to WPTV, the accident occurred on the Atlantic Avenue exit from the northbound Turnpike around 8 a.m.

The officer was parked on the right shoulder when a woman in a Hyundai Venue veered off the highway and struck the rear of the officer’s vehicle.

The officer was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe the driver may have been intoxicated.

The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have provided this story for informational purposes only, and it should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a collision that was someone else’s fault, we would like to discuss your options for pursuing financial compensation at your convenience. Contact our offices today for a free consultation, by calling  800.689.8180 or filling out our online contact form.

Last Updated : October 13, 2022


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