Cop Runs over 2 People Laying in Road Watching Eclipse

The West Palm Beach Police Department is investigating an accident involving a West Palm Beach Police officer and two pedestrians.The accident happened near the 3100 block of North Jog Road in West Palm Beach, Sunday night.Around midnight the officer was patrolling the Apoxee Trail, a nature preserve, when the officer struck two pedestrians that were lying on the roadway.Both pedestrians were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injures.Police believe the pedestrians were there to watch and photograph the super blood wolf moon eclipse in the darkness of the nature preserve.The police officer's vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was estimated traveling approximately 5 miles per hour.The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the case is being investigated.



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