Video: Fla. Sex Offender's Fiery Crash During Chase
September 27, 2013
VIDEO: Fla. Sex Offender's Fiery Pursuit Crash
A sex offender attempting to flee from a Florida Highway Patrol trooper remains in critical condition after a fiery head-on collision following a traffic stop.
The trooper pulled over James Maddux in Orange County after suspecting him of drunk driving on Wednesday. Maddux then gave the trooper a bogus identification. When the trooper asked Maddux to get out of the car, he took off.
Maddux headed south on Orange Blossom Trail as a trooper pursued him, weaving through traffic and blowing a red light as seen on dash-cam video. Maddux's Prius; crossed a median; crashed head-on into another vehicle; and burst into flames.
An 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle was hospitalized in serious condition, reports WFTV.
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Troop @ 9/28/2013 12:23 AM
Fleeing in a Prius. Dumb.
Capt. Crunch @ 9/28/2013 10:03 AM
To bad the SOB was not DOA when he got to the hospital.
OCSO60 @ 9/30/2013 6:47 AM
Did I miss something? No "fiery crash". Just saw the initial Signal 4, then another Tropper's dash cam showing the Prius flying past backward after the crash. I agree, fleeing in a Prius is dumb. That would be about a dumb as running in a Smart car.
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