Street Racing Crash on U.S. 1 Injures Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy
According to authorities with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, a 24-year-old driver from Palm Coast was apprehended and faces several charges related to a high-speed street racing accident that injured an on-duty deputy on U.S. 1 over the weekend.
Preliminary reports from officers with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office indicate that the entire incident started shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022, when local dispatchers first began to receive multiple 9-1-1 calls from residents complaining about a blue sedan driving recklessly, aggressively changing lanes, and trying to race other motorists along U.S. 1 just south of the city of Bunnell.
After locating the driver, who was later identified as 24-year-old Palm Coast resident Brandan Ingram, deputies with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deployed their department-issued stop sticks near the highway’s intersection with County Road 13. Ingram, who was allegedly racing another vehicle and driving close to 111 mph at the time, attempted to avoid the roadblock by maneuvering his sedan onto the grassy median but instead rear-ended a Flagler County patrol car. He then fled the scene of the accident and left behind the vehicle’s bumper with the license plate still attached.
Flagler County emergency response teams arrived at the crash site to find that a 36-year-old deputy had sustained minor injuries during the collision but did not require any type of hospitalization as treatment.
Due to the amount of evidence left behind by the hit-and-run vehicle during the collision, members of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office were able to quickly locate the name and address of the suspect. When officers arrived at his residence, it appeared that Ingram was in the process of hiding his damaged sedan behind two other vehicles on the property. He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with an injury, racing on the highway, reckless driving with damage to private property, as well as multiple other traffic violations. After he was medically cleared by doctors at AdventHealth Palm Coast, Ingram was then taken to the Flagler County Jail.
This accident is still under investigation by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
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