Melbourne, FL (September 28, 2018) – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Melbourne police officer suffered major injuries Thursday night, September 27, after her patrol car became involved in a collision. Troopers stated that the driver of a Mazda car had been traveling north on Babcock Street while the police officer was heading south on the same road at an unspecified time.
Authorities stated that the driver of the Mazda was making a left turn onto Florida Avenue as the officer was driving through the intersection. The Mazda was struck by officer’s patrol car according to reports.
The impact of the collision caused significant damage as the 24-year-old police officer was immediately transported to Holmes Regional Hospital. She is listed in serious condition at this time. The 18-year-old driver of the Mazda suffered injuries that were classified as minor.
There has been no more information released in regards to this accident at this time. The events of the crash are currently under investigation.
The leading causes of motor vehicle accidents are distracted driving, DUI, excessive speeding, and drowsy driving, all of which are preventable. That is not to say that this Florida car accident was caused by one of the aforementioned factors. However, there is no substitute for a qualified Florida accident attorney when you find yourself injured due to someone else’s negligence behind the wheel.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of this accident and our hope for a safe and timely recovery for everyone involved. Florida car accidents can wreak physical, emotional, and financial havoc on victims, and here at Rubenstein Law, we are passionate about easing those burdens. If you have been injured in a Florida car accident, call us today at 1-800-FL-LEGAL and let us put our experience to work for you.
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