Valrico, FL (May 10, 2020) – An early-morning crash in Valrico has injured six people, including 2 deputies. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office suspects that drunk driving played a factor in the incident. The crash occurred just before 2 AM on Sunday morning on Highway 60 near Church Street.
According to the HCSO, two DUI investigators were parked in a median on Highway 60 when a vehicle collided head-on with the unmarked sheriff’s cruisers. The 25-year-old driver of the vehicle told the officers that he had fallen asleep at the wheel, but the deputies suspect that alcohol was involved. Both deputies, the driver of the vehicle, and three passengers were transported to hospitals in the area. Everyone is expected to make a full recovery. There have not been any charges filed yet.
For more information on the crash in Valrico that injured 2 deputies, click here to read the full Spectrum news article.
Car accidents in Florida are traumatic for everyone involved, including the families of the victims. When an accident occurs due to reckless actions — such as drunk driving — it is even more heartbreaking because it could have been easily avoided. Our hearts go out to all the individuals and family members who were affected by the crash in Valrico.
At Perenich The Law Firm, we have a personal responsibility to serve those who have been injured on Florida’s roadways 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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