A Deerfield Beach car-motorcycle collision injured a Broward County sheriff’s deputy Saturday morning while he was on duty, according to the Sun-Sentinel. According to the report, Deputy David Roberts and two other officers were working a funeral assignment June 27 in Deerfield Beach when a white Acura TL swerved in front of Deputy Roberts’ motorcycle around 9:50 a.m. and fled the scene. The hit-and-run Broward County accident caused the deputy to veer into the shoulder of the road, then down an embankment. Roberts had partially dismounted the motorcyle before it crashed into a steal beam. Although the deputy reportedly suffered only minor injuries in the crash, he was transported to North Broward Medical Center as a precautionary measure. Anyone with information about the driver of the Acura is asked to contact the Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. The hit-and-run vehicle reportedly made a u-turn after the incident and drove north on I-95.

Since this car accident occurred while the deputy was on duty, it lends itself to a potential workers’ compensation claim. If you have been injured on the job and have questions about Florida workers’ comp., your rights, or how to avoid mistakes following a work-related injury, feel free to call workers’ comp. lawyer David Benenfeld at Injury Law Service. He will freely provide you with helpful resources, information, and answers to any questions you have regarding your unique situation.