Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Attorneys. Police arrive on the scene of pickup truck crash 20 hours late, driver died from untreated injuries.
Pickup truck driver dead before NPPD deputies arrive at the crash site 20 hours late.
North Port, FL—It took two calls to the North Port Police Department (NPPD) and twenty hours for the department to dispatch an officer to the site of a pickup truck crash. The driver was severely injured and died from the injuries he sustained in the wreck before deputies arrived on the scene, as reported by USA Today. The driver of the pickup truck, Brian Wood, 55, allegedly sat down near the site in which he crashed into a pole on Friday.
A motorist, Mark Minisci, that saw Wood sitting there badly injured called the police but reportedly could not remember the correct name of the street on which they were located but provided the department with directions instead. The call-taker, allegedly told the motorist that she had to have the exact location and subsequently never dispatched an officer to the scene. By the time police officers arrived at the scene after receiving a second 911 call, Wood had tragically already passed away.
Allegedly, the 911 operator from the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office did not specify the details of the emergency from the initial phone call before transferring the emergency phone call to the NPPD. Though Chief Terry Lewis took responsibility for the error, Lewis allegedly stated that the NPPD call-taker should have inquired into more specific details of the incident. The investigation continues.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Lawyers.