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Martin County, FL – Port St. Lucie Officer Joseph Byrne Hurt in Turnpike Crash

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Martin County, FL (February 7, 2021) – A Port St. Lucie police officer was hurt in a crash on the Florida’s Turnpike on Saturday. The crash took place in Martin County.

According to reports from the scene, Officer Joseph Byrne was riding a motorcycle southbound on the turnpike when a tractor-trailer in front of him suffered a tire blowout. A piece of the tire became lodged underneath another tractor-trailer before flying backward and knocking Byrne from his bike. Rescue crews responded to the accident scene and transported Byrne to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was conscious and alert following the crash.

There is no word on whether any charges will be filed at this time. An investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts are with Officer Joseph Byrne following this incident in Martin County. We hope for his complete and speedy recovery.

Injury Accidents in Florida

Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for motorists. According to statistics maintained by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were more than 400,000 reported car accidents in our state in 2019. From this number, approximately 250,000 people suffered injuries. Many injuries sustained in Florida traffic accidents are serious in nature and can have life-changing consequences. Although there are no precise statistics, a large number of Florida injury crashes occur due to the actions of negligent drivers and many people who are hurt in these accidents are innocent victims who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Following a Florida car accident, it is important to have a full and complete understanding of your legal rights. Many crash victims make the mistake of attempting to handle these claims on their own. This can result in a settlement that is far lower than what the case is actually worth. In these situations, victims may find themselves paying out of pocket for their medical bills or they may require future medical treatment that is not covered by the value of their settlement. Having an experienced attorney by your side from the beginning can help ensure that you do not find yourself in this difficult situation as you make your recovery after the crash.

At Boone & Davis Law, our strong and experienced legal team will make sure that you are completely covered if you have been injured in a crash that was not your fault. With more than 35 years of experience, our South Florida personal injury lawyers have what it takes to get the job done. We have recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for our clients and we will ensure that the crash does not define your future moving forward.

Our firm is standing by and ready to help you at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us via the link on our website, or feel free to give us a call at 954-566-9919.

Note: Our team of writers for Boone & Davis Law utilizes secondary sources in the creation of these posts. These sources include newspaper reports, news stories, police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts of injury accidents that take place in South Florida. The facts in these posts have not been independently verified by members of our writing staff therefore if you see any information that is not correct or is inaccurate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can correct the information right away.  If you would prefer that the post be removed from our site, let us know and we will do our best to remove the post as promptly as possible.

Disclaimer: We have worked hard to become valued members of our local business community. Our law firm is providing this post for general information purposes and hope that through awareness, our community members will use the necessary precautions to avoid serious accidents like the one described in this post and prepare them should they find themselves the victim of a serious wreck. We want to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of Florida. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The pictures depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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