Miami, FL – Police Officer Hurt in Crash on I-95 near Davie Boulevard
Miami, FL (June 6, 2021) – A Miami-Dade police officer suffered injuries in a crash following a vehicle chase on Saturday morning. The accident took place around 9:40 a.m. on Interstate 95 at the intersection with Sheridan Street.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, officers spotted a stolen gray Maserati traveling southbound on I-95 near Sheridan Street and Davie Boulevard. Officers gave chase before the Maserati crashed in heavy traffic. One of the officers in the case was also involved in the crash. The officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment. He has not been identified at this time. The driver and an occupant of the Maserati now face multiple criminal charges, including grand theft and fleeing and eluding a police officer.
No additional details are available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured police officer following this car accident in Miami-Dade. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Florida Car Accidents
Car accidents in Florida take place hundreds of times each day. According to the most recent statistics available, there were more than 400,000 reported car accidents in our state in 2019. From these crashes, more than 200,000 people were injured and over 3,000 were killed. In fact, Florida has one of the highest rates of traffic deaths with 14.7 reported fatalities per 100,000 residents.
Many serious accidents occur on major highways such as I-95 where traffic volume is heavy and drivers fail to obey safety laws that are put in place for themselves and other motorists. These drivers speed and drive recklessly, or drive while distracted, all leading to a greater possibility of a serious crash. In many instances, the victim is an innocent motorist who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Under our state’s law, car accident victims in Florida are entitled to compensation when they have been injured in an accident with a negligent driver. The cause of the crash must be carefully investigated in order to determine the facts that led up to the accident and which driver should be held responsible. In most cases, the negligence of at least one person is a major contributing factor in the accident.
In order to ensure that your rights are protected, it is important to contact a skilled and experienced attorney that can help during your time of need. Here at Boone & Davis Law, our trusted Miami car accident attorneys will stand by your side and will make sure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve. For nearly 40 years, our team has proudly represented victims and their families and we would be honored to represent you as well.
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