Florida state trooper struck by car after pushing bystander out of harm’s way, authorities say
A state trooper from Florida has been injured seriously after he was struck by a car at the time he was investigating a scene on a busy highway.
Trooper named Mithil Patel was in a conversation with a witness on the shoulder of Interstate 95 near Hobe Sound, which is about 35 miles north to the West Palm Beach, at the time he was hit, as per a press release from Florida Highway Patrol.
There was a dark-colored Audi A3 which spinned out of control before it could strike the trooper. The trooper pushed the witness out of the way right before the car hit him.
Highway workers who were actually clearing the debris from the crash that happened earlier ran over quickly in order to help the trooper who was injured.
The sedan moved swiftly in uncontrolled manner in Patel’s direction after it was rear-ended by the Chevrolet Express van which was right behind it, as per the release. Both vehicles were known to be traveling northbound on the highway’s inside lane, authorities told.
Patel landed in the grass after he was airborne for a while from the impact, the release stated. He was seriously injured and was immediately taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Crisp Live reported.