(PALM BEACH POST) -- WEST PALM BEACH — Two people who police surmise lay in a dark roadway to watch Sunday night’s lunar eclipse were run over by a West Palm Beach police car, the agency said Monday.
The two were taken to a hospital that city police did not name and were being treated for “non-life-threatening injuries,” the police statement said. It did not elaborate.
The statement said that about 11:30 p.m., at the height of the eclipse, the officer was patrolling the Apoxee Wilderness Trail, on Jog Road about a mile north of Okeechobee Boulevard, and was traveling around 5 mph when his 2018 Ford Explorer struck the man and woman, both 24, who were lying in a part of the road shaped like a horseshoe.
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