Crash with deputy patrol car resulted in death of 14-year-old girl

Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Attorneys. Young girl killed, three others injured, in motor vehicle collision involving a patrol car.

Florida auto accident lawyer alerts- Patrol car involved in fatal Broward County car crash.

Oakland Park, FL—A two-vehicle crash involving a Broward County Sheriff’s Office patrol car resulted in the unfortunate death of a 14-year-old female passenger on Saturday night, January 23, 2010. The violent motor vehicle collision (MVC) allegedly occurred before 10 p.m. on Dixie Highway in Oakland Park, according to information provided by the Sun-Sentinel.

A Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, identified as Frank McCurrie, was reported traveling southbound on Dixie Highway without his emergency lights or sirens activated at the time. A northbound Honda Civic, driven by 21-year-old Heather Meyer, allegedly attempted to make a left turn at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Northeast 56th Street but was struck by the oncoming patrol car. The wreck was reported, “so violent that the Honda’s back end was torn off and landed several yards away”. An eyewitness at the scene allegedly stated that he saw 14-year-old Cara Catlin being ejected from the Honda and landing under a stopped pickup truck.

Catlin’s severe car crash injuries seemingly proved fatal at the scene. Meyer, the driver of the Civic, as well as one additional passenger, Gabriel Alegria were transported by responding emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to Broward General Medical Center to be treated by doctors and nurses. The deputy also reportedly sustained minor injuries in the collision and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment. It is unknown whether the officer was on or off duty at the time of the fatal wreck. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Lawyers.

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