Pembroke Pines, FL (November 25, 2019) - A school resource officer was injured after he was hit by a car while directing traffic outside of a high school in Pembroke Pines. The incident took place around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, November 25th outside of Charles Flanagan High.
According to Pembroke Pines police spokeswoman Amanda Cornwell, the officer was wearing a uniform and yellow traffic vest and was standing in a school zone when he was struck by a vehicle. The female driver of the vehicle remained on the scene after the collision. Paramedics transported the officer to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released any details of the events leading up to the crash.
There is no word at this time on whether the driver will face charges.
We are saddened to hear of this crash in Pembroke Pines and we hope that the injured officer makes a speedy and complete recovery.
Negligent drivers affect many innocent victims in car crashes across our state each day. In fact, there will be about 250,000 injury accidents reported in Florida this year. Nearly all crashes are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of one or more drivers.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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