An early morning car accident involving a vehicle and a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s patrol car may have been caused by a DUI driver, according to WPTV. According to investigators, a female driver ran a red traffic light around 4:30 a.m. and struck the patrol car with her vehicle at the intersection of Lucerne Ave. and Dixie Highway in Lake Worth. At the time of the report, the driver was likely to be required to undergo blood-alcohol testing. Although the deputy was reportedly not injured in the accident, his vehicle sustained serious damage on its front end.
If the deputy had been injured and was on-duty during the time of the auto accident, he may have chosen to file a workers’ comp. claim. For more information about work-related accidents and free answers to questions regarding your unique situation, contact experienced workers’ comp. attorney David Benenfeld.