Palm Beach Hit and Run Defense Lawyer Discusses Driver Accused of Leading South Palm Beach Police in 100 MPH Chase
A man believed to be a corporate pilot is charged with hit and run and failing to stop at a car crash involving injury. Sigurd Henriksen, 49,reportedly led police on a 100 mph chase down State Road A1A in South Palm Beach and Manalapan on Sunday morning, injuring two passengers. He then crashed his company’s 2004 Bentley into a guardrail at Chillingworth Curve. Police clocked his speed at 105 mph.
After crashing the car, Henricksen fled the scene of the accident, according to police. The two injured passengers were transported to Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach for treatment. Both had minor cuts, and the woman suffered a broken arm.
The driver, who is originally from Kristiansand, Norway, turned himself in to Manalapan police after they contacted the owner of the Bentley. He is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Another accident involving a Bentley occurred last Thursday. Police said neither car had evidence of open containers.
Police charge Bentley driver clocked at more than 100 mph along A1A in Manalapan, South Palm Beach, PalmBeachPost.com, May 12, 2009
If you have been charged with a hit and run, contact the law offices of Leifert & Leifert. Our South Florida criminal lawyers can answer your legal questions