Motorcyclist and Police Officer Injured in Boynton Beach Crash
On Thursday, June 16th, an unnamed motorcyclist was driving a black motorcycle when they collided with the right passenger side of a Boynton Beach Police vehicle. Occurring around 2:00 p.m., where North Congress Avenue and Gateway Boulevard intersect, the crash was violent and badly damaged both the motorcycle and the cruiser. The officer, whose name has also not been released, who was driving the police vehicle as well as the driver of the motorcycle were both seriously injured in the crash. Emergency medical response teams rushed the two individuals to the nearby Delray Medical Center.
Traffic in the area where the crash happened was dense for only a few hours as crews swiftly worked to gather information regarding the precise reasons behind the crash and clean up the road. Currently, no statements have been released that give any information regarding the circumstances of the accident, and it is unknown whether or not the officer or the motorcyclist were the responsible party.
In a statement issued by Stephanie Slater, the Boynton Beach spokesperson, the officer was released from the hospital early on Friday and is now recovering at home. The report states that the officer is still in some pain, but believes that they will soon be well enough to return to work.
Regarding the motorcyclist, no statements have been issued regarding their condition upon admission to the hospital or their condition at this point in time. It is unknown whether or not any family or friends have joined them at the hospital, or if the individual has even been identified. The statement from Stephanie Slater indicates that the motorcyclist’s injuries were not life-threatening, however without further details it is impossible to speculate on the extent of the damage or what ramifications that damage will carry for the motorcyclist’s future.
Vehicle accidents can often cause serious damage that is not immediately noticeable. As time moves on, the injuries begin to make themselves more known, creating an influx of medical bills that the injured party needs to pay and potentially even preventing them from returning to work. This creates a vicious spiral of debt and depression that many people have difficulty overcoming.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.