Last November, a woman was involved in an accident with a police officer. In that incident, the woman collided with the motorcycle officer who was chasing a suspect on Congress Avenue. The officer is still in the hospital recovering from a head injury. City officials report that the officer may be relocated to a rehabilitation facility soon.
It was announced that the woman will not face charges in the incident, nor will the police officer. The exact details of the accident were not released, and the city did not say why the woman was not facing charges. Anyone who wishes to donate to the officer’s family as he recovers can do so by sending a check to LEAF, P.O. Box 17725, West Palm Beach, Fla 33416.
While the woman is not facing charges in this incident, officials are urging the public to stay aware of the possibility of officers driving at high rates of speed and through intersections. Drivers should keep their radios turned down to a level that allows them to hear approaching sirens, and should look both ways at an intersection before crossing, even on a green light.
Unfortunately, in this incident, a person sustained serious injury that ultimately may have affected the rest of their life.
If you have been involved in a car accident in West Palm Beach or the surrounding area and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, property damage, lost wages and more. Reach out to our team today to schedule your free case evaluation. We will review the details of your accident and advise you of your legal options. Call now for assistance and let us help you as you begin to put the pieces of your life back together.