Jacksonville, FL (July 8, 2019) - A woman is facing a DUI charge after officials say she was involved in an injury crash with a trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened on Sunday, July 7th, around 10:30 p.m.
Investigators responded to the scene at I-95, just south of Lem Turner Road, in reference to the collision. According to reports, a trooper in a marked vehicle was parked in the highway's emergency lane with his lights on. The trooper was directing traffic at the time. Suddenly, a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Shasharon Baker came along and slammed into the rear of the patrol car. The police vehicle was pushed into a concrete median following the crash.
The trooper, who has not been identified, was taken to UF Health with non-life-threatening injuries. Baker was not hurt but she was charged with careless driving and DUI for her role in the collision.
We hope that the injured trooper is able to make a complete and speedy recovery from his injuries. This year alone, over 250,000 injury accidents will take place in Florida. Some of these accidents will be caused due to the negligence and recklessness of impaired drivers. Driving under the influence continues to be an epidemic in our state, claiming the lives of many innocent victims and injuring thousands of others.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a crash that was not your fault, our Florida car accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here for you in your time of need. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To speak with us at any time, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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