Vehicle Runs into Trooper in Boynton Beach, Florida


May 16, 2019

BOYNTON BEACH, FL. – According to a news story reported online at wptv.com, a vehicle ran into a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper in Boynton Beach, Florida. The Trooper was responding to an accident in the area and was injured when the vehicle driver lost control and struck him, according to the report.*

The accident took place in the evening on May 13, but the report from WPTV does not state the time of the accident. Florida Highway Patrol and WPTV report that a vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach that evening. Emergency agencies responded to the scene, which was located near the exit to Woolbright Road in the southbound lanes of the interstate.

Florida Highway Patrol joined at the scene, and one Trooper was outside of his patrol vehicle, walking in the shoulder of the interstate. He was reportedly going back to his patrol vehicle to start filling out a report on the accident, when a passing vehicle hydroplaned on the roadway and ran into the Trooper. The vehicle was described as a 2011 Toyota Prius.

WPTV reports that the Trooper sustained injuries in the accident and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The report says his injuries included a broken ankle and did not appear to be life-threatening. 

It is not clear if the driver of the Toyota was injured. He was identified as an 18-year-old man. WPTV reports that he hydroplaned due to weather conditions on the road, but he was cited at the scene for driving too fast for conditions. 

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Source:https://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boynton-beach/trooper-hit-by-vehicle-while-working-on-i-95-crash

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