Monroe County, FL (July 8, 2020) - A Boynton Beach firefighter received serious injuries in a traffic accident that took place in the Florida Keys. The crash happened on Tuesday, July 7th.
According to reports, Capt. Jeff Power was driving a Ram pickup truck on US 1 in Marathon when his vehicle was hit head-on by a box truck. Power, his wife, and their two children were occupying the truck when the crash took place. The family was on vacation in the Florida keys. Power and his daughter were airlifted to a trauma hospital with serious injuries. There is no word on any other injuries at this time.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. No additional details have been made available.
Florida has some of the highest numbers in the country for serious car accidents. With more than 250,000 injury crashes reported annually, all drivers should realize the risks of being on the roadway. While every possible precaution should be taken to avoid a crash, some incidents are simply unavoidable. This is due to the fact that many accidents are caused by negligent drivers and happen very suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
Our thoughts are with Jeff Power and his family following this accident in Monroe County.
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