Collier County, FL (July 1, 2019) - A trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol was struck by a vehicle this morning around 8:44 am. The crash happened on Interstate 75 in the emergency lanes.
According to reports, the trooper was stopped in the emergency lane near mile marker 98 when his vehicle was hit by a tow truck. The tow truck veered into the lane behind the trooper just prior to the crash. The driver then swerved in an effort to avoid a collision but instead sideswiped the left side trooper's vehicle. The truck then continued forward and collided with a guardrail.
The trooper was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition. The crash remains under investigation by the FHP at this time.
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