Highway Patrol Trooper Injured in Vehicle Wreck in Hillsborough County, Florida
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – According to a news story reported online at wtsp.com, a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was among those injured in a vehicle wreck that happened in Hillsborough County, Florida. The wreck reportedly involved multiple vehicles, and two other people sustained injuries.*
The accident happened early in the morning near Interstate 75 on State Road 674. Florida Highway Patrol and WTSP report that around 6 a.m., a vehicle was traveling west on State Road 674 and attempted to make a left turn into the path of several oncoming vehicles. The westbound car then collided with a truck, and the truck ended up crashing into a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper.
The Trooper was in a marked patrol vehicle at the time, and his vehicle was hit with enough force that it lost a wheel. The wheel subsequently struck a van on the roadway. Investigators have not yet said what led to the accident or why the driver of the westbound car turned in front of traffic. The circumstances surrounding the accident have not been fully reported at this time.
WTSP states that the Trooper was injured and taken to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries is not clear. In addition, the news report says that the driver of the car and the driver of the truck were both injured and transported to hospitals. The driver of the car was identified as a 56-year-old man from Gibsonton, Florida. The driver of the truck was identified as a 55-year-old man. Both are said to be in serious condition.
The driver of the van and a passenger in the van were not identified, and the news report says they were not injured in the crash. Authorities are still investigating the collision and have not released further information at this time.
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