Okaloosa County, Fl (October 31, 2018) - A state trooper was hurt in a crash that occurred in Okaloosa County on Tuesday, October 30th. Trooper Tracy Palmateer was traveling eastbound on State Road 293 when the crash occurred.
Florida Highway Patrol said that Palmateer attempted to make a U-turn to stop another vehicle. As he stopped, his vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Palmateer was seriously hurt in the crash. He was airlifted to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. There is no update on his condition at this time. No one else was hurt in the crash.
Troopers have not identified the other driver at this time and there is no word on whether charges will be filed.
Our thoughts are with the injured trooper in this crash and we hope for a speedy recovery. First responders have some of the most dangerous jobs and are most at risk when it comes to car accidents due to the fact that they are on the roadway more than the average citizen.
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