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Two Deputies Injured in Lake County Crash

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 16, 2016

In Lake County, two deputies and an unnamed motorist were injured when a fourth driver, also unnamed, collided with them near Four Corners. According to a statement issued by Florida Highway Patrol Spokesperson Trooper Steven Montiero, the accident occurred around 4:30 in the afternoon, close to where U.S. 27 and Golden Eagle Boulevard intersect. The two deputies were on duty, in separate patrol cars, and had each stopped to help the third motorist who was having car problems. Both of the patrol cars were on the shoulder of the road, and both had engaged their emergency lights.

The driver of the third car was, according to Trooper Steven Montiero’s report, sitting in the cab of one of the patrol cars because he had felt overheated in his own car, which the two deputies were attempting to restart. In an attempt to jump-start the vehicle, one of the two deputies pulled his car around so that it and the civilian vehicle were face to face. Upon starting the third man’s vehicle, the deputy attempted to return his patrol car back around so that he was no longer facing against traffic. As he did not see any other cars on the road, the deputy began to head back towards the shoulder, where the other two vehicles were sitting.

At this point in the story, a fourth car enters the picture: a vehicle that was pulling behind it several pieces of lawn maintenance equipment that included two lawnmowers. Not understanding that the patrol car was attempting to return to the shoulder, the driver of the fourth car crashed into the police officer’s vehicle. The impact was severe enough to dislodge the lawnmowers from where they sat on the trailer, tossing them into the air and onto the second officer’s vehicle.

Due to the incident, both Lake County deputies and the unnamed third man were transported to nearby hospitals. Their injuries are not believed to be extremely severe in nature, however the full extent of the damages to the three persons has not been released. The fourth driver is not believed to have suffered any injuries as a result of the incident.

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