BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton resident Ian Carr, 18, is facing a “driving too fast for conditions” citation after he allegedly caused a serious accident I-95 and struck an FHP Trooper. The incident happened Monday just south of Woolbright Road.
Due to the sensitivity of the matter and the ongoing investigation, we are publishing the police narrative verbatim. Vehicle 1 was driven by Ian James Carr, Vehicle 2 was driven by Stan F. Blaase, 61, of Indianapolis. The injured Trooper is Jeremy Medastin of Lantana.
“Vehicle 01 (V01) and Vehicle 02 (V02) were both traveling south on Interstate 95 (State Road 9). V01 was traveling in the far right merge lane (Lane #6) and V02 was traveling in the #2 lane to the right of the HOV lane. Non-Motorist 01 (NM01)Trooper Jeremy Medastin was working a 3 vehicle crash in the median and was walking north on the median towards his patrol vehicle.V01 was accelerating attempting to merge with traffic when it began to hydroplane on the wet roadway and began to spin in a counter clockwise direction. V01 traveled in an easterly direction crossing all southbound lanes of travel and traveled in front of V02 striking V02 in the front bumper with its rear left bumper. V01 continued in an east direction where Trooper Medastin (NM01) was walking north on the median. NM01 observed V01 veering towards him and attempted to take evasive action by jumping up onto the barrier wall. NM01 was unable to move away fast enough and was struck by V01 in the feet and legs as he jumped up onto the barrier wall. V01 then struck NM01 and the wall with its right front and continued to spin in a counterclockwise direction. V01 struck the barrier wall a second time with its right rear as it was spinning. V01 changed directions of travel and now headed in a westerly direction. V01 traveled back into the HOV lane (Lane #1) where it came to final rest facing in a southwest direction. V02 came to a final rest in the HOV lane (Lane #2) facing in a south direction beside V01.NM01 was unable to walk and clung to the barrier wall until EMS arrived to transport him to the hospital. Driver 01 (D01) of V01 was cited for Driving Too Fast for Conditions. Upon my inspection of V01 I also noticed that the rear tires of V01 where worn to the wear bars indicating that they were in need of replacement but not worn to the extent that it warranted a citation for the issue.”