A Martin County deputy was hospitalized in May after suffering injuries in a crash on North Sewall’s Point Road after a vehicle traveling in the other direction crossed over into the deputy’s lane, resulting in a wreck that caused both drivers to suffer non-life-threatening injuries. The deputy attempted to avoid the accident by trying to ride over the curb and off the road, but was not able to move completely out of the path of the oncoming vehicle.
The oncoming motorist, Lilliana Mayo Gomez, of Fort Pierce, has been charged with failure to drive in a single lane. She was also cited for not having a driver license. Police suspect that Gomez was traveling quickly at the time of the accident, although she claims she was trying to make a U-turn at Indialucie Parkway. She reportedly attempted to leave the scene of the accident, but authorities arrived and both drivers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police, deputies and other public safety officials drive frequently as part of their work. This means that they are consistently subject to the dangers of the road. When people cross into oncoming traffic or make U-turns in the middle of the street, they put public officials and other drivers at risk.
When Florida law enforcement workers are injured by the actions of negligent drivers, they need an attorney they can count on. The auto accident attorneys at the Bradenton firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh regularly represent police and other law enforcement officers in a variety of personal injury claims.