A Ft. Lauderdale police officer was injured in a rollover car accident on I-95 North while on-duty Sunday, September 20, according to the website of the Orlando Sentinel. The article reports that a section of I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale near Oakland Park Blvd. was shut down for hours after the crash for investigation. According to the Sentinel, the police officer was driving to respond to a report of a man with a gun when his cruiser and another vehicle collided, resulting in neck and back injuries to the officer. The other driver was reportedly rushed to Broward General Medical Center as a “trauma alert.”
Since the crash occurred while the officer was on duty, he may have a case for a workers’ compensation claim rather than having to pursue a personal injury car accident claim. If you have been injured on the job or in a car accident and have questions for an experienced metro Ft. Lauderdale auto accident and workers’ compensation lawyer, contact David Benenfeld for free answers to questions concerning your unique situation.