Naples, FL (July 4, 2019) - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured when his patrol car was hit by a tow truck in Naples on Tuesday, July 2nd.
According to reports, 26-year-old Duante Bell was driving a tow truck in the Alligator Alley area of Collier County. Police say that Bell dozed off behind the wheel, causing his truck to leave the roadway. As the truck veered off the road it collided with a parked Florida Highway Patrol vehicle on the side of the road. The vehicle was occupied by Trooper Gualberto Morales at the time of impact. Morales suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The crash remains under investigation and there is no word on whether Bell faces any charges.
We hope that the trooper involved in this accident has a complete and quick recovery from his injuries. Well over half of all reported car accidents in our state will involve injuries to one or more individuals. When you have been injured in a Florida car accident, your life can be turned upside down on a moment's notice. The accident can cause you to be unable to perform daily tasks that were previously routine and you may have trouble working as you find that any type of physical activity is difficult due to your injuries.
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