Boca Woman Crashes Into Mercedes and Porsche
A 29-year-old woman faces DUI and hit-and-run charges in Boca Raton after crashing into a Mercedes (twice) and a Porsche on Wednesday afternoon, February 19. According to police, the driver of a Kia Optima crashed into a tan Mercedes and then into the back of a Porsche SUV. When she put her car into reverse, she smashed into the Mercedes again. After making a U-turn, the woman became caught in heavy traffic, and a witness was able to flag down a nearby officer. Police reportedly had trouble getting the woman out of the car. She was put in handcuffs and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail where she was released on Thursday. She refused all sobriety tests and demanded a lawyer.The driver of the Mercedes, a plastic surgeon, and a top-ranked tennis player who was a passenger in the Porsche were not hurt in the collisions. The cost of damages to both luxury cars is estimated at $27,000.The bizarre incident in Boca Raton is just one of the six million auto accidents that happen each year in the United States, most of them involving speeding and/or alcohol. Such accidents are usually grouped into three categories. Negligence is usually cited as the number one cause and means that someone just wasn’t paying attention to the road and road conditions. Misconduct is often charged with alcohol use, meaning the driver did not act in a reasonable manner. Category three is product liability, which means that the car was the culprit, such as a defective tire, not the driver.If you are involved in any category of auto accident in Boca Raton, contact a Boca Raton injury lawyer. These accidents are devastating to all involved, and many people are uncertain about what to do next following an auto crash. A Boca Raton injury lawyer is experienced in the sometimes confusing and often complex details of auto claims and personal injury protection.If you or someone you know has been in a situation similar to the accident in Boca Raton, contact our firm. We will make sure that your rights and the rights of your loved ones are protected. You don’t have to face a car accident alone. Call an experienced auto injury lawyer, and let us help.