Sheriff's deputy involved in rollover crash
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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy involved in rollover crash on SB I-95

A rollover crash involving a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach slowed traffic for an hour and a half Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The deputy, who police have not identified, executed a routine traffic stop in an unmarked patrol car just around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Sitting in the emergency lane south of Woolbright Road, at 7:30 a.m., a few minutes after the deputy’s subject drove away, a man driving a pick-up truck failed to slow down and swerved to avoid the car in front of him, striking the patrol car and flipping over, police said.

The man was not paying attention to the cars slowing in front of him, said Lt. Tim Firth, of the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash, defined by the truck resting on its roof, turned upside down, jammed traffice until 9 a.m., when road crews cleared remaining debris, Firth said.

Emergency crews transported the deputy and the pick-up truck driver to Delray Hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Deputy reported feeling pain in his lower back, authorities said.

Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/boynton-beach/fl-deputy-crash-boynton-20120529,0,6823756.story