According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, a sunbathing Michigan man laying out on a beach was run over by an Indian Shores police officer driving a fully-marked SUV. The incident happened just before 6 PM on Friday evening, south of the 193rd Avenue Beach Access.
The 27-year-old Indian Shores Police Officer had just begun beach patrol when her Ford Explorer cruiser drove over the hips of a 66-year-old sunbathing beachgoer. The officer stopped and rendered first aid until the man was taken to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg. He sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies say the officer was traveling at a slow speed. Neither speed nor impairment seemed to play a factor in the accident. However, an investigation is currently ongoing.
For more information about this incident regarding an Indian Shores Police officer driving over a sunbathing beachgoer, click here to read the full Fox News article.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida are traumatic for everyone involved, including the families of the victims. When an accident occurs due to reckless actions by a police officer or deputy, it is even more heartbreaking because it could have been easily avoided. We depend on law enforcement to keep us safe. When the negligence of a police offer causes serious injuries, it is our job as personal injury attorneys to seek justice on the victim’s behalf. Our hearts go out to all the individuals and family members who were affected by this accident.
At Perenich Law Injury Attorneys, we have a personal responsibility to serve those who have been injured in the state of Florida due to negligent actions. We understand the pain and suffering that these accidents entail. By providing information on these local crashes, we hope to raise awareness of the impact that these tragedies have in our everyday lives.
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