A battalion chief who was responding to a Fire Rescue call was injured in a Tuesday morning crash near Interstate 95, said sheriff’s officials.
Scott Legg was driving a Fire Rescue SUV with lights and sirens westbound on Martin Highway about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday when a tractor-trailer exiting I-95 failed to yield to the SUV, said sheriff’s traffic supervisor Lt. Stephen Mochen.
Legg tried to avoid the tractor-trailer, but hit the left rear side of it head-on, Mochen said.
Legg sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and was flown to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, Mochen said. He was stable Tuesday afternoon, Mochen said.
Legg had been heading toward a serious crash at Dunklin Park in Indiantown, said sheriff’s officials.
Martin Highway west of I-95 remained closed until 2:30 p.m. while rescue crews were on the scene, Mochen said.
Florida Highway Patrol continued Tuesday afternoon investigating the cause of the crash.