Hillsborough County, FL (June 14, 2020) - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was hurt after attempting to avoid a crash on Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County. The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12th.
According to reports, the trooper was driving a marked motorcycle and was parked underneath a bridge while conducting traffic enforcement. While he was under the bridge, a sedan with a separated wheel was traveling towards him at a high rate of speed. The trooper jumped over a roadway barrier to avoid being struck by the sedan. The sedan hit the motorcycle. The trooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries after jumping over the barrier.
No further details have been released at this time.
A reportable crash takes place in Florida about every 92 seconds. First responders and police officers are constantly at risk of being injured in traffic crashes due to the frequency with which they are on the roadways. Fortunately, it appears as though the trooper who was hurt in this Hillsborough County car accident will make a complete recovery from his injuries.
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