Boynton Beach, FL (February 27, 2019) - A police officer in Boynton Beach is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday, February 27th, at the intersection of Gateway Boulevard and Congress Avenue.
According to Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater, the officer was attempting to apprehend a shoplifting suspect. The officer, who was on foot, was running after the suspect when he was struck by a car. Following the crash, the officer sustained injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No information was released on the officer, including his name or his condition.
Police continue to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the officer injured in the line of duty in this Boynton Beach pedestrian crash. About 25% of pedestrian accidents will lead to serious injuries, and 75% of pedestrian crashes will require visits to the emergency room. These statistics underscore the fact that the large majority of pedestrian crashes will cause injury or serious injury to the victims.
When you have received serious injuries in a pedestrian crash, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. We know that life after a serious crash can be challenging and may call your future into question. We understand that you are experiencing pain, confusion, and frustration in the days and weeks following the crash.
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