Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wild Ride For Hendry Deputy In Rain - Vehicle Overturns

Wet Weather Contributes To Deputy's Crash On Rural Road

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A Hendry county Florida deputy crashed his patrol car early Saturday morning after entering an area of standing water on a rural county road.

Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Cruz, 45, driving a marked 2007 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was traveling westbound on County Road 835 during a heavy rain about 12:10 a.m. Saturday morning when the vehicle entered a large area of standing water on the roadway. 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the patrol car entered the south muddy shoulder on the roadway then overturned one full rotation. Cruz' vehicle came to finally rest upright, facing northwest. 

Cruz suffered no injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt. 


  1. Anonymous9:36 AM

    You know one of these days, the deputies will figure out that the badge an gun, dont mean a thing to mother nature.
    You can bully people around, but not water. It won't pull over out of your way!

    Do these guys even have a drivers license? Honestly, this is driver's ED 101. Standing water or heavy rain, you should lower your speed. I assume that since the article does not imply he was responding to a "Call" he was just on patrol and in no particular rush to get any place.

    Anybody wanna bet there is no disciplinary action for his destroying a patrol car valued around 20,000.00 dollars? And don't give me this the "insurance" will pay for it. Hendry County is SELF INSURED, so WE PAY FOR IT!

  2. Anonymous2:46 PM

    well if they learned the speed limited on these roads this probably would have never happened!!! everyone knows you have to slow down in rain except this deputy apparently!!I cant even count the times they fly passed me to get to a resturant or back to shop!!! Just because they have a badge they can go at least 40 miles over speed limited for no reason!!! Sign: Tried off paying for dump asses who don't know speed limited.

  3. Anonymous8:55 AM

    How many accidents is this guy going to have, how many thousands of dollars of self insurance county tax money is going to be spent, and innocent people in the path of this idiot before someone fires him for being a liability of this size? Oh I forgot, we aren't talking about a real sheriffs office, with real cops, and a real sheriff. Maybe this officer can be issued the new $24,000 swamp buggy that sheriff dumpy and chief real estate man bought with end of year capital funds that wasn't budgeted or approved to begin with. This place is a buffoons joke of jokes. Sheriff Droopy. Oh and go on a diet while you are at it. Looks like the weight is being packed on all the road officers and yourselves lately.